Racial Justice Advocacy Network
Racial caste systems do not require racial hostility or overt bigotry to thrive. They need only racial indifference, as Martin Luther King Jr. warned more than forty-five years ago.Michelle Alexander
Racial Justice Advocacy Education Series
The Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice is excited to announce that our advocacy efforts will now include a new Racial Justice Advocacy Program. We will be coordinating this advocacy agenda with our new partners: Johnson C. Smith University and UNC Charlotte. Together we are now operating as the Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation – Charlotte Consortium.
The racial justice advocacy program is open to students on each campus and to the entire Charlotte community. We will explore our community and region’s history and present struggles with race and racism. In our final week we will define the goals and outcomes that will guide our racial justice advocacy at the local, state, and national levels going forward. Throughout the year we will maintain our connections as a network while we advocate for change.
See Our Past Education Events
On September 10th Dr. Waldo E. Martin, Jr., Professor of History and Citizenship at the University of California, Berkeley, examined the complex histories of the Modern Civil Rights and Black Power Movements with an emphasis on understanding both as integral dimensions of a broader and more inclusive African American Freedom Struggle.
An expert of African American cultural and intellectual history, Martin explored particular moments where and specific ways in which the Modern Civil Rights and Black Power Movements converged and diverged. He also examines the especially revealing role of African American cultural politics in the history of Civil Rights and Black Power.
with Dr. Brenda Tindal, Dr. Mark Kelso, and Dr. Sarah Griffith
with Dr. Julia Robinson Moore, Dr. Rodney Sadler, and Rabbi Judy Schindler