During the past month we have been working diligently in our community to act for justice by:
Our Affordable Housing Team led a Brooklyn Village Listening Session on August 22 that brought together one hundred concerned Charlotteans and generated powerful ideas for restorative justice. Social Justice Intern Debbie Rabinovich shares the biggest takeaways her blog post entitled “Brooklyn Village: Listening & Learning.”
“Restorative justice is a call to imagine what Charlotte would be if Brooklyn was never destroyed and to ensure equity based on that vision. These ideas are a starting point for creating a just city, a Charlotte that can lead the way in terms of restorative justice and reparations.”
Read more on the August 22nd program: https://www.stangreensponcenter.org/2019/08/29/listening-learning-brooklyn-village/.
Read Dr. Willie Keaton’s reflection on Restorative Justice
Our Criminal Justice Team has planned an engaging and inspiring three-week educational and advocacy series that will bring together a diverse group of local and national leaders seeking major changes in the criminal justice system. The program will tackle two major issues of our time with the goal of educating, infuriating, inspiring, and hopefully enlisting people from our community in joining the fight to level the playing field by ensuring racial equality.
To learn more about the Call to Action Criminal Justice Education Series, CLICK HERE
Our Immigrant Justice Team was proud to partner with Temple Beth El, Carolina Jews for Justice, and the ACLU in holding a #closethecamps Tisha B’av Vigil at Marshall Park. Our Charlotte vigil in support of our immigrant neighbors was one of more than 50 events held throughout the country. Our Charlotte vigil was featured nationally in Religion News and locally on WCNC
Join us for our next meeting of the immigrant justice team on Tuesday, September 24, in the Stan Greenspon Center at Queens University.
To get engaged with our work of Social Justice, please contact Dr. Willie Keaton, Jr. at firstname.lastname@example.org.