ADDRESSING RACISM IN OUR COMMUNITY
VIDEOS OF THESE THREE EVENTS WILL BE ADDED SOON!
WATCH THIS SPACE!
DIABLO FOR PEACE and MT. DIABLO PEACE & JUSTICE CENTER are jointly hosting a series of events!
IT’S TIME THAT WE ADDRESS THE RACISM IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY!
Creating Peaceful Communities is a committee of the Center comprised of members of our Center and a newly formed group of young people from our local community who shared a vision on a Facebook page (Diablo For Peace)
Education is key to addressing racism. We’re beginning with a mini-series of three presentations with the goal of encouraging a discussion.
PLEASE JOIN US!
RACISM 101, Members of Diablo For Peace
Sunday, May 7th, 7-9 PM Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway.
Diablo For Peace is a group of young adults from Walnut Creek who want to create an intergenerational and intercultural community of local residents willing to address and combat structural racism and xenophobia. They have developed a presentation on the racism in the Bay Area that they have observed and are seeking ideas to address it.
RACE, NATION and DEMOCRACY, Albert Ponce, Ph.D.
Thursday, May 18th, 7-9 PM, MDUUC, 55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek
Ponce is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Diablo Valley College. Earning his degrees from UC Berkeley and UCLA in political science and Chicano Studies, he specializes in race, ethnicity and politics and the political economy of migrant labor in California. In his work he collaborates with undocumented workers, students and researchers across the nation. In this talk he will address the underside of racial exclusion.
Healing Through Resistance: Confronting The Crisis Of State Sponsored Violence in MODERN AMERICA, Cephus Johnson aka “Uncle Bobby”
Sunday, May 21st, 7-9 PM, Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Johnson is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Love Not Blood Campaign. It is requested that the attendees be familiar with the movie “Fruitvale Station”. Johnson is the late Oscar Grant’s uncle and will make reference to this incident in his powerful presentation.
This event is FREE for students. Donation of $5 requested at the door to cover costs. More information: 925.933.7850.
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