Sunday, October 13, 2019
From the Equal Justice Society:
You're Invited: Oct. 19 Town Hall on Trump's Racist Abuses of Power with Rep. Al Green and OthersDear Friends,I am excited to announce that the Equal Justice Society and the California Coalition for Civil Rights will be hosting a Town Hall on Donald Trump's Racist Abuses of Power on Saturday, October 19, 2019, at the Marriott Hotel in Downtown Oakland.This Town Hall will document the many ways the Trump Administration and his inflammatory rhetoric has damaged our communities, particularly targeting communities of color. We will hear from activists, advocates, educators and community members, as well as special guest Representative Al Green, a Democratic House Representative from Texas.Our other confirmed speakers include Prof. Bill Ong Hing, who will share his eyewitness account of children locked in cages at detention centers in Clint, Texas. Dorsey Nunn, Executive Director of Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, will speak about the rapid rise of mass incarceration and the profiteering off the incarcerated. Nakia Woods, a community organizer from the Black Alliance for Just Immigration, will speak to the experiences of Black migrants trapped in Mexico due to the racist policies of the current administration. Finally, from Indivisible, we welcome Linh Nguyen, from the East Bay chapter, who will be presenting on proposed remedies to the racism of the Trump administration.The town hall will also feature cultural performances to inspire and uplift. The town hall is free and open to the public, but we request attendees register in advance at https://townhallontrumpracism.
eventbrite.com.The town hall is presented in collaboration with Free Speech for People, an organization working towards a democratic process in which all people have an equal voice and an equal vote.We hope you can join us. It will surely be an informative and memorable town hall for all.~ Eva Paterson, Equal Justice Society