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.
Youth from PrYSM (Providence Youth Student Movement) have been leaders is the effort to pass a bill to curtail some of the worst of those practices, will join us to talk about their experiences and to talk about how we use this teachable moment to address racial profiling in our community.
Bring food if you can for the potluck at 5:30. Discussion will begin around 6:30pm. Suggested donation $25 to support the work of AFSC-SENE and PrYSM.