Mon, Jun 15|
A discussion around #BlackLivesMatter (old)
Join us for a discussion about the effects of racism on our modern American society.
Time & Location
Jun 15, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
About the Event
Join us for a discussion on police brutality against people of color and the national protests that have erupted as a result. We have all experienced a range of emotions as we have seen countless videos depicting unarmed people of color lose their lives. While many in the African American community are all too familiar with this reality, it appears that the nation has finally awakened to the dangers of living while black in America. Now more than ever, we need people of all races to come together and demand an end to this systemic abuse. Join us as we discuss how white people can become allies and how black people can channel their pain to ignite lasting change. We encourage you to share this event with all of your friends and family as we hope to work with all people who truly feel that black lives matter.
Our discussion will be led by Vincent Calloway, Tony Smith, Reverend Ted Reed and Minister Alfreda Reed. Vincent is a licensed clinical social worker and marriage and family therapist in private practice. Tony has worked with children in the Philadelphia public school system and has served his local community for over 30 years as a youth mentor and organizer. Rev Ted and Minister Alfreda are former Pastors, founders of the Christian Coalition Against Violence in Chester and Vicinity, and veterans of the civil rights movement of the 1960s.
We are extending this invitation to people of all genders and ethnicities. It is our hope that this event will be attended by those who wish to heal and grow together.
We encourage you to pre-submit discussion questions/topics to firstname.lastname@example.org. We ask you to use this opportunity as a forum to ask those questions that are difficult to talk about. Please feel free to extend this invitation to your personal contacts.