The Movement for Human Dignity and Justice in Local and National Context
Our hearts are breaking as the tragic list of names grows: Michael Brown; Kendrec McDade; Eric Garner; Rekia Boyd and now Freddie Gray – a list we know is but the tip of the iceberg of the marginalization and criminalization of black lives in our nation. It seems that we are being called to a new place to talk about a different national narrative about race as new leaders have emerged calling us to action. Patrisse Cullors is one of those leaders.
In 2013, Patrisse Cullors and #BlackLivesMatter traveled to cities across the country providing support to those who have taken action and responded to the ongoing virulent anti-Black racism permeating our society. In the Fall of 2014, following the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, Ms. Cullors and her team brought together more than 600 people from across the country to take part in the organization’s Freedom Ride from St. Louis to Ferguson.
In Los Angeles, Dignity and Power Now, the organization that Ms. Cullors leads, has played a key role in convening the Coalition to End Sheriff Violence, which successfully moved L.A. County to support a civilian oversight process for the L.A. County Jail system. Join Ms. Cullors—artist, organizer, movement builder–as she shares her insights on the work of accountability in law enforcement, and what each of us can do to combat systemic racism.
In the All Saints Rector’s Forum on Sunday, May 3rd | 10:15 – 11:00 a.m.
If you can’t be with us in person, live stream here.