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Tuesday, November 3, 2015
5:30–8:00 p.m.


Thomas Dixon Lovely Ballroom, University Center

The Truth Telling Project

racial-justice-matters-logoIn response both to the epidemic in police violence against unarmed African Americans and the nationwide movement to confront this violence and the underlying causes of structural racism in the US, a group of organizers in the St Louis/Ferguson region, supported by academics, clergy, activists, teachers, and professionals throughout the country launched The Truth Telling Project in March 2015. The purpose was to provide forums in which those directly affected by police violence could speak their truth, reach out to the nation, join together, and ultimately work for both structural change and healing and reconciliation.

Featured speakers:

Danette Chavis, National Action Against Police Brutality
“To think that racism is not a part of the establishment here in the United States, an establishment based on white supremacy, is to obliterate from memory its origin. Those who wish to forget are those who benefit at the expense of those deemed inferior. And those who in fact suffer, suffer not only because of racism but for truth in the telling of it! “

Jennifer Gonzalez, Justice for Kenny Coalition
The Justice for Kenny Coalition formed in April 2010 as a direct community response to the need for advocacy on Long Island regarding police brutality. The coalition is a grassroots effort that includes family members of police brutality victims, organizers and artists from Long Island, NYC and beyond.

This event is part of the Racial Justice Matters initiative. Co-sponsored by Conversations on Race, the Collaboration Project and the Criminal Justice program.

Logo designed by Kelly Serrao ’16.

For more information contact:

Lyudmila Bryzzheva
Associate Professor
Ruth S. Ammon School of Education
Peace Studies Program
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