Racial Justice

Mother Earth Day Celebration 2014

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

One Hour of Sunlight = One Year of Electricity

One Hour of Sunlight = One Year of Electricity

Banner by Pittsburgh Youth, Louis, for the Mother Earth Day Celebration 2014

AFSC, Pittsburgh Human Rights City Alliance & the Sierra Club Present

In honor of International Mother Earth Day (the new name given to "Earth Day" by the United Nations in 2009), we invite you to join us for a panel and discussion about what it would mean to recognize the rights of nature and how this is conected to our work to advance human rights for all.

Racial justice gathering

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 5:30pm

Sharon Goens

Sharon Goens

Sharon Goens is the Healing Justice Program Director for AFSC in the Twin Cities.

Wednesday April 16, 5:30-8:30pm (details about a meal TBA), at the AFSC office, 1671 Summit Avenue: The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) invites all Friends from the Minneapolis-St Paul metro area who have a concern for racial justice to come to this gathering event. Have you been to the national White Privilege Conference, the statewide Overcoming Racism conference, or similar anti-racism events? Are you wondering how to get involved in racial equity and justice work?

Curriculum for racial justice

Marcel Purnell

Marcel Purnell at Friends Center in Philadelphia

Marcel Purnell has worked with AFSC in Seattle for three years. 

Structural violence is rarely covered by school curriculums, but many students know they’re not learning the whole picture. In Seattle, Marcel Purnell and Dustin Washington provide an alternative education, equipping young people with organizing skills that they’re using to undo institutional racism.

King County sees drop in juvenile defendants but not as much for youth of color

King County Juvenile Detention Center

King County Juvenile Detention Center

King County Juvenile Detention Center

Fewer kids are being referred to King County courts each year ­– and most of these disappearing defendants are white.

Last year 2,298 white juveniles were referred to the courts compared to 5,107 in 2002. That’s a 55 percent decrease. Black youth saw a 21 percent drop in referrals over the same period.

An analysis of the juvenile prosecutions shows that black kids are more likely to be referred to the courts, more likely to be formally charged, less likely to have their cases diverted, and more likely to be sentenced to secure detention or tried as adults.

Editorial: If youth are the future, why does King County want to lock so many of us up?

King County Juvenile Detention Center

King County Juvenile Detention Center

King County Juvenile Detention Center

Valentina Gonzales-Marth wrote this piece as a guest writer for Real Change News.

Miles away from ‘the sunlit path of racial justice’

Arnie Alpert's op-ed on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington appeared in the Concord Monitor, NH Union Leader, Nashua Telegraph, and Fosters Daily Democrat in the days around the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

Forum on Racial Profiling

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Racial Profiling RI

Police stop youth of color while letting white you speed by

Racial profiling is an all too common occurance in RI.  PrYSM youth act out the scenario.

On Wednesday June 5th, 2013 at 6pm the RI Racial Profiling Coalition, in partnership with the Africana Studies Department at Brown University and the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice at Brown University, cordially invite you to attend a Community Forum on Racial Profiling.

Life of Bayard Rustin and His Legacy for Today

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

 

Showing Film, “Brother Outsider” followed by a panel discussion.

Black History Month: Creating a History Wall of Logan

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

 

February is Black History Month, an opportunity to celebrate the hard won victories for civil rights and justice--and reflect on how far we’ve come both as a nation and as a community.

 Please join the Believing All is Possible (BAPS) Youth Leadership Group and the Logan County Improvement League in the creation of…

A History Wall: The Great Journey of Logan

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