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
Setting Our Agenda Meeting 2018
Tuesday, January 16th 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: Queens University of Charlotte, Chapel Rotunda
** Free parking is available on Radcliff and Selwyn streets, and in Harris parking lot. Here is a campus map.
For those who joined the Racial Justice and/or the Refugee & Immigrant Advocacy Education series, please plan to join us on Tuesday, January 6th at 6:30pm for a “Setting the Agenda 2018” planning session. We will be breaking into three work-streams focusing on the following topics: Fair Punishment, Affordable Housing in Charlotte, and the Dream Act. Rabbi Judy Schindler, in coordination with Minister de’Angelo Dia and Louise Clark, will be on hand to help facilitate a mapping of advocacy efforts and strategies for the coming year. Rabbi Schindler will also introduce and discuss our collaboration with the Fair Punishment Project.
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 have coordinated an 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 have recently concluded our education series which explored our community and region’s history and present struggles with race and racism. 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