Human Rights Day Program

December 10, 2012        5:00 PM

Keynote Speaker:    Dr. Marvin McMickle, President 
                            Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School

Theme: Michelle Alexander’s bestselling book:

Community Potluck   5:00 PM
Call for Solidarity and Action: Ream Kidane   7:00 PM
Keynote: Rev. Dr. Marvin McMickle   7:15 PM
Panel: Rosemary Rivera, Ricardo Adams, Maurice Miller   7:45 PM 
Audience questions and comments   8:00 PM
Moderators: Mary Boite and Steve Jarose

The New Jim Crow by Dr. Alexander demonstrates how the human rights of millions of African Americans (as well as many Latinos and poor whites) have been systematically violated by the so-called “War on Drugs.” Mass incarceration  turns them into felons, disenfranchising and impoverishing them in a way not seen since the days of the old “Jim Crow.” 

During 2013 we will be coordinating with the efforts of other Rochester groups including the Rochester Public Library, Action for a Better Community, Facing Race=Embracing Equity (FREE formerly RISE), Judicial Process Commission, Moving Beyond Racism and Metro Justice to call attention to and plan action to overcome the continuing, unacceptable racist policies that prevent people of color from full participation in our society.

For further information : 
George Dardess (gdardess (at ) yahoo dot com) or Gail Mott (interconnect_mott (at) frontiernet dot net)

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