[act-ma] 10/24 CCI Brown Bag: Why Did White Progressives Drop the Ball in Jena? (Wed)

janet@communitychangeinc.org Janet at communitychangeinc.org
Tue Oct 9 09:15:28 PDT 2007

Community Change Inc.
Brown Bag Anti-Racism Discussion Series 2007
Changing the Public Discourse around Race


October 24, 2007 (Wednesday)
Noon—1:30 p.m.
Community Change Library on Racism
14 Beacon Street, Room 605
Boston MA 02108

On Sept 20, 2007, over 20,000 Americans drove to Jena, LA to protest  
the unjust prosecution of 6 black youth. Young people of color across  
the country were galvanized to stand up for equal protection in the  
criminal justice system. But white progressives didn’t join them in  
Jena and prominent progressive leaders largely ignored the  
significance of the Jena Protests. How do we change the ways white  
Americans think about justice and national community, so that youth  
of color become “all of our” youth?

Presenter: Lydia Bean, co-founder of FRIENDS OF JUSTICE (http:// 
friendsofjustice.wordpress.com), the faith-based civil rights  
organization that first investigated the Jena case and broke the  
story to the media. FRIENDS OF JUSTICE organizes in communities  
across Texas and Louisiana to uphold due process for all Americans.

Please bring your lunch. Beverages will be provided. $5 contribution  

RSVP (617) 523-0555 or ernestine at communitychangeinc.org

Community Change, Inc 617-523-0555   http:// 

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