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#GetOrganizedBK Group Meeting: After Charlottesville, what must we do?
September 13, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
We’ll reflect on the current moment, its challenges, and its opportunities for hope and progress. We’ll work to look clearly at the history and realities of racism, anti-Semitism, and xenophobia — in our implicit biases, internalized oppression, and unearned privilege, but also in what we can do to uncover, to interrogate, and to show up as allies in work for justice.
And we’ll hear from leaders of some campaigns currently underway in New York City that are making concrete progress in uprooting racism, including:
- Close Rikers, an effort to reduce the impacts of mass incarceration and close what is perhaps the largest physical monument to racial injustice in our city.
- Right to Know Act, a campaign to prevent discriminatory policing and improve communication, transparency, and accountability between NYPD and New Yorkers.
- School integration, to confront the shameful reality that 60 years after Brown v. Board of Education, NYC’s schools remain stubbornly segregated — sorting opportunity by race and class across generations.
Because the sanctuary at Congregation Beth Elohim is undergoing repairs, we’ll be in the ballroom across the street on Garfield Place. The ballroom only seats 500, so please RSVP. If there are more of you who want to attend, we’ll set up a live-stream and organize other ways that many more people can participate as we move forward.
Address: 274 Garfield Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11215
6:30 PM Doors Open
7:00 PM Program Begins