The Race Matters for Juvenile Justice Speakers Bureau launched it’s first presentation in the 2016-2017 series, “Defining Race and Measuring its Impact,” last night at Nations Ford Community Church – just one day after the murder of Keith Lamont Scott.

As the community grieved the loss of Mr. Scott, it was a powerful experience to come together for courageous conversations regarding the effects of race and racism.

Judge Lou Trosch, Jr., Clerk of Superior Court, Elisa Chinn-Gary, Dr. Susan McCarter, Derrik Anderson, Nikkeia Wiler, and Bob Simmons from the RMJJ Leadership Team explored the meaning of race through stories, researcher, local data examples, and perspectives regarding the importance of institutional and collective organizing and race-focused solutions.

Please join us for the second in this series, “The History of Racial Exclusion,” on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 from 6:30-8:30pm at Myers Park Baptist Church.

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