Monday, January 18, 7-8:30pm, this event will be occurring via Zoom

The Peace and Social Action Committee at North Columbus Friends Meeting [NCFM], an unprogrammed Quaker Meeting within the Religious Society of Friends, will be hosting a “Civil Rights Teach-In” on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 18) to recognize and honor unsung civil rights heroes and heroines.

This Teach-In will begin with an historical overview and a contextualization of racism as an unnatural political construct followed by individual profiles of past civil rights heroes and heroines such as Recy Taylor, Bayard Rustin, Fanny Lou Hamer, and Ella Baker. A spotlight will also be placed on NCFM’s activities during the 1950s and 1960s (i.e., NCFM member fair housing attorney Stanley Robinson).

The presentation will then turn to the present-day civil rights struggle with a specific focus on the founders of the Black Lives Matter movement (Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, Opal Tometi), as well as a profile of Cori Bush, the first Black woman to represent Missouri in Congress.

The Teach-In will conclude with a “Call to Action” consisting of a letter-writing campaign in response to the recent killings of Casey Goodson and Andre Hill by local law enforcement.

Please use this Zoom link to join this event.

Hosted by North Columbus Friends Meeting.

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Monday, January 18, 2021 - 7:00pm

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