Jan 18 Civil Rights Teach-in

CIVIL RIGHTS TEACH-IN: Unsung Civil Rights Hero(ine)s

The Peace and Social Action Committee at North Columbus Friends Meeting (NCFM) is hosting a “Civil Rights Teach-In” to be presented on Martin Luther King Jr Day (January 18 at 7pm) to recognize and honor unsung civil rights heroes and heroines.

The Teach-In will start with an historical overview and contextualization of racism as an unnatural  political construct followed by individual profiles of past civil rights heroes and heroines such as Recy Taylor, Bayard Rustin, Fanny Lou Hamer, and Ella Baker.  A spotlight will also be placed on NCFM activity during 1950s and 1960s era (i.e., fair housing attorney Stanley Robinson, Hosting OSU African students).

The presentation will then turn to present day civil rights struggle with specific focus on the founders of the Black Lives Matter movement (Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, Opal Tometi) as well as a profile of Cori Bush, the first Black woman to represent Missouri in Congress.

The Teach In will conclude with a “Call to Action” consisting of a letter writing campaign focused on the recent killings of Casey Goodson and Andre Hill by local law enforcement.

Please join us for this event January 18, 2021, 7:00-8:30pm and feel free to invite friends and family.

Get the Zoom Access link here:

https://fgcquaker.org/cloud/north-columbus-friends-meeting/announcements/civil-rights-teach-unsung-civil-rights-heroes-and

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AFSC is partnering with the Poor People’s Campaign to support the June 18 Mass Poor People’s and Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly and Moral March on Washington. They are seeking to mobilize attendance and have buses ready to take people. See https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/june18/ to get involved.

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Quaker Worship Sharing online this Thursday! All are welcome https://quakerearthcare.org/event/worship-sharing-with-quaker-earthcare-witness-and-friends-general-conference-3/

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