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

janet at communitychangeinc.org janet at communitychangeinc.org
Wed Oct 17 08:15:48 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 www.communitychangeinc.org
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