Last Sunday I sat in the back room of Tea in Sahara with a group of largely African American people, sharing our feelings about the killing of Trayvon Martin in Florida a month ago. The community forum was hosted by the Africana Reading Collective - and lots of people turned out. It is something we needed to talk about . We needed to talk about the reality of racial profiling and the racism that is in evey fiber of our society; about being a Black parent of Black children, especially boys; about the experiences of people in the room; about the fact that had the kille
PrYSM skit on racial profiling at the RI State House
Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
The killing of Trayvon Martin in Florida and the fact that his killer remains free one month later has focused attention on the reality of racial profiling. It is a legacy of the racism that is in the fibers of our culture. It has many faces, from crossing the street to avoid a bunch of teens to police stopping and frisking youth of color on a regular basis.
Racial profiling is an all too common occurance in RI. PrYSM youth act out the scenario.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Rally at the RI State House Tuesday June 28 at 3:30 pm to support the bill, H – 5263A to curb racial profiling by the police in RI. Follow that by visiting legislators. Keep the focus sharp please - See the SENE resource list at the bottom of the SENE website for a fact sheet. Points to reinforce:
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