JCRC: Town Halls on Racial Justice in September
Race and Voting Rights – East Bay Town Hall
Tuesday, September 20, 7:00-9:00pm
Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road, Lafayette
Following a wave of recent court decisions that uncovered intentional racial discrimination and overturned new voting restrictions across the country, there is a huge new national push for restoration of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) and other vehicles to protect against race-based manipulation of the electorate. In fact, voting equity has become one of the hottest topics in the fight for racial justice. Come hear from subject matter experts on this critical issue at our latest #LearningForChange Town Hall on Race and Voting Rights and engage in our consensus building process through real-time polling.
Panelists will include Mindy Romero, Founder and Director, California Civic Engagement Project (CCEP) at the UC Davis Center for Regional Change; Abdi Soltani, Executive Director, ACLU of Northern California; and others.
Race and Education – North Bay Town Hall
Tuesday, September 27, 7:00-9:00pm
Congregation Rodef Sholom, 170 N San Pedro Road, San Rafael
Segregation ended in the 1960s, but schools with high concentrations of low-income and minority students still tend to evidence an alarming achievement gap. Despite the positive impact that learning can have on communities, policies and practices often push schoolchildren into the criminal justice system — a problem that’s become known as the “school-to-prison pipeline.” What can be done to change these educational inequities? Join our #LearningForChange Town Hall on Race and Education and engage in our consensus building process through real-time polling.
Panelists will include Ryan Smith, Executive Director, The Education Trust—West, and others.