[act-ma] 10/24 CCI Brown Bag: Why Did White Progressives Drop the Ball in Jena? (Wed)
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
WHY DID WHITE PROGRESSIVES DROP THE BALL IN JENA?
October 24, 2007 (Wednesday)
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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