Racial Profiling

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At Tyree Scott Freedom School, young people gain skills to undo institutional racism

Freedom fighters

Real Change published this article about the Tyree Scott Freedom School in Seattle on Aug. 14, 2013. 

Khalil Lee-Butler remembered the time a play fight turned into a run-in with the cops.

It was last year, and Lee-Butler was hanging in South Seattle with a 16-year-old friend. His friend’s younger brother, 14, joined them, and the two brothers started horsing around. Nothing serious, said Lee-Butler, but seemingly out of nowhere, the police showed up.

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.

Workshop on prison reform, restorative justice, racial profiling

Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 8:30am

The book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, was studied by many people in the Des Moines area for the last few months.  Now there will be a 1/2 day workshop on how to move forward on prison reform, restorative justice in our schools, changes in racial profiling in Des Moines area, and Re-entry groups to lessen recividism.

It will be held at the Unitarian Church on 1800 Bell next Sat., April 27th, from 9:00-12:00 with registration starting at 8:30.  The workshop is free! It's calling all of us to action in Des Moines!!

50 years later, making "The Dream" real

Today, February 4th, is the 100th birthday of Rosa Parks.  This year is also the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech.  In 2013 we are still working to make that dream a reality, still working to end the more subtle remnants of the racism so visible 50 years ago.  Youth at today's press conference made very clear that it is an every day part of their experience.  Youth from PrYSM asked those in the room "How many of you have been profiled?  How many of you don't feel safe in your neighborhood when the police are around?

Racial Profiling: A Community Conversation

Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

racial profiling skit

PrYSM skit on racial profiling at the RI State House

The killing of Trayvon Martin in Florida and the fact that his killer remains free one month later has focused attention on the reality of racial profiling.  It is a legacy of the racism that is in the fibers of our culture.  It has many faces, from crossing the street to  avoid a bunch of teens to police stopping and frisking youth of color on a regular basis. 

 

Forum: Defending Civil Liberties

Wednesday, July 27, 2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Forum: Defending Civil Liberties Under Attack Topics include Islamaphobia, racial profiling, "Secure" communities, and the Formerly Incarcerated.  Free and open to the public 

Rally to stop Racial Profiling

Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

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.

Rally at the RI State House Tuesday June 28 at 3:30 pm to support the bill, H – 5263A to curb racial profiling by the police in RI.  Follow that by visiting legislators.  Keep the focus sharp please - See the SENE resource list at the bottom of the SENE website for a fact sheet.  Points to reinforce:

Annual Dinner: "Edges of Justice," with Michelle Alexander

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Please join us for an evening of dinner, music, art, and discourse benefitting AFSC's Healing and Economic Justice programs in the Bay Area. Dinner will be provided by Feast of Fools catering, and music by Ruben Hurtado.

There will be a silent art auction featuring the work of talented Street Spirit artists.

Michelle Alexander will be available to sign her book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness after dinner, and a limited number of books will be for sale.

Tickets are $75 per person or $750 for a table of 10.

Protest Racism from AZ to RI

Thursday, July 29, 2010 - 4:30pm - 8:00pm

Demonstration beginning at 4:30 followed by bus tour of campaign offices of those running for governor with demonstrations at each office.

Martha Yager's Racial Profiling Testimony

Martha Yager's Racial Profiling Testimony

March 18, 2010

Re: House Bill 7112, Senate Bill 2208

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