Conversation on Race and Education – Durham, NC

Thursday, June 18, 2015 6:00pm Durham Main Library 300 N. Roxboro Street Main Auditorium Bert L’Homme, Superintendent of Durham Public Schools presented to the community the “State of Durham Public Schools”. Durham Public Schools have come a long way since August 2000 when Superintendent Ann Denlinger announced that 51.5% of African American students were failing …

Education Not Incarceration – Columbus, GA

Monday, April 27, 2015 6:00-8:00 pm Columbus Public Library 3000 Macon Road Columbus, GA 31906 MCSD Speakers – Tammi Clarke, Director, Project AWARE/PBIS – Reginald Griffin, Coordinator, Edgewood Student Services Center – Eddie Lindsey, Principal, Key Elementary The speakers described plans for progress with their projects and schools, and shared challenges and opportunities they see. …

Conversation on Race and Economic Inequality – Durham, NC

Thursday, April 23, 2015 6:00pm Durham Main Library 300 N Roxboro St. Durham, NC Featured Speakers William “Bill” Bell Mayor of Durham, NC Mayor Bell will spoke on the City of Durham Poverty Reduction Initiative (PRI) sharing his vision and progress to date.         Adrienne Harreveld Consortium on Social Equity, Sanford School …

Conversation on Race and Economic Inequality

Thursday, February 19 at 6:00pm Columbus Public Library 3000 Macon Road Columbus, GA Morton Harris, attorney for 55 years at the prestigious Hatcher-Stubbs law firm, presented data on the growing wealth gap. Katherine White, CSU Assistant Professor assisted Morton Harris with a PowerPoint presentation. Participants were be asked to THINK BIG on ways to end …

Community Speak Out on Crime and Law Enforcement

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 6:00pm Mildred Terry Library 640 Veterans Parkway Columbus, GA Residents of Columbus expressed their concerns and offered solutions on crime and law enforcement issues identified on Tuesday, January 27 at the “Conversation on Law Enforcement and Community Trust”. A “fishbowl” format was be used to allow 4-5 speakers to be in …

Law Enforcement and Community Trust‏

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 6:00 – 8:00pm Columbus Public Library, 3000 Macon Road, Auditorium Speakers Major Freddie Blackmon, Columbus Police Department Marshal Greg Countryman Sheriff John Darr Facilitator Theresa El-Amin, Regional Director, Southern Anti-Racism Network The three law enforcement officers were asked to provide a brief history of their agencies and to describe programs initiated …

Conversation on Race and Criminal Justice

En Espanol Reparations Now! Thursday, October 23, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Hayti Heritage Center 804 Old Fayetteville Street, Durham This forum was the second in a series of conversations to address the impact of “250 years of slavery; 90 years of Jim Crow; 60 years of separate but equal; 35 years of state-sanctioned redlining” as described by …

Conversaciones de Raza y Justicia Penal

Indemnizaciones Ahora! Jueves, 23 de octubre, 6:00pm – 8:00pm Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Fayetteville Street, Durham, NC Este foro es el segundo de una serie de conversaciones dirigidas sobre el impacto de “250 anos de esclavitud; 90 anos de Jim Crow; 60 anos de separacion pero igual; 35 anos cambiando lineas de distritos con sanciones …

Celebrating with Gwen Patton on her retirement from Trenholm Technical Community College on September 26, 2014.

That “peace of mind” is elusive

The following letter was written by SARN Board President Theresa El-Amin and published in the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer on September 4, 2014.  The letter was written in response to a piece written by senior reporter Chuck Williams (included at the end of this post). That “peace of mind” is elusive “Someone is stealing our peace of …