Criminal Justice Part 2 plus Resources

Hi Friends!
I’m just going to dive right in.
Related to criminal justice:
(1) Here’s an article about the importance of addressing mass incarceration through our political choices. While I will continue to keep this group largely non-political, there will be some things related to racial/criminal justice work that will be inherently political and I will not shy away from sharing those with you.
(2) If you’re interested in supporting the Commonwealth’s Attorney challenger, friends and I are co-hosting a postcard party on May 14 from 7:00–9:00 pm. Food, beverages, postcards, pens, draft text, and stamps will be provided — just come! Please let me know if you’re interested and I’ll pass along the address. Thanks!
(3) Related to voter suppression, the NAACP wrote in its publication The Crisis Magazine, about the recent voting rights hearings.
(4) And please remember the National Bailout for Mother’s Day (or anytime!).
For some additional resources on a variety of subjects:
(1) The Southern Poverty Law Center released a report about expressions of hate in America’s schools.
(2) I thought this article from the NY Times about gentrification and architecture was really interesting.
(3) I thought this article about white privilege was really thoughtful and explains a lot of the issues.
(4) Embrace Race has a great webinar planned for May 28 about Finding Excellent Children’s Books By and About American Indians.
For more local opportunities to speak up:
(1) Challenging Racism is hosting another book club, this time on “The Hate U Give” on June 10.
(2) Please take the APS PreK-12 Instructional Program Pathways survey before May 13. The survey asks for input about options schools.
(3) From SURJ DC: “Support Juneteenth Week of Action! Stop Police Terror Project DC is bringing back its popular Juneteenth Week of Action and Celebration, June 17–22, 2019. Juneteenth honors those Black ancestors who survived this country’s institution of bondage, and celebrates the Black community’s legacy of resistance, perseverance, and strength of the human spirit. To make the week of action possible, SPTP has launched a fundraising campaign to cover all costs. Please donate via this link and share with your networks.”
Thank you for your work.
Listen. Amplify. Follow.

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