Community Speak Out
OneAmerica co-hosted an interactive event, Racial Profiling in the NW - Community Speak Out!, where Washington residents found out more about racial profiling and other issues and heard from a panel consisting of local and state elected officials and community leaders who discussed possible policy solutions.
Video of the event is below, thanks to the Seattle Channel.
The Speak Out! featured leading advocates highlighting issues on criminal justice, national security, immigration, and border enforcement. The event also featured spoken word and music performances that expressed artistic resistance to racial profiling.
What: Racial Profiling in the NW – Community Speak Out!
When: 4-6 pm, Monday, November 12, 2012
Where: Bertha K. Landes Room, Seattle City Hall, 600 Fifth Ave., Seattle 98127
Co-hosts: Rights Working Group, OneAmerica, and the NW Host Committee
- Washington State Representative Cindy Ryu
- King County Councilmember Larry Gossett
- Chairman of the Seattle Human Rights Commission Chris Stearns
- Executive Director of ACLU-PA Reggie Shuford
OneAmerica co-hosted the event with the Rights Working Group, a coalition of more than 340 local, state, and national organizations that works collaboratively to advocate for the civil liberties and human rights of everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, citizenship or immigration status. Other Northwest co-hosts included the Alliance for a Just Society, CAIR-Washington, Causa-Oregon, and the Center for Intercultrual Organizing.
Many of those who joined the Speak Out! also attended the 2012 Rights Working Group National Meeting in Seattle from November 12-13. Participating groups from all over the country included the ACLU, Asian American Justice Center, National Network for Arab American Communities, Muslim Advocates, and OneAmerica. At the meeting, groups collaborated together and planned support for campaigns to ban racial profiling.
For questions and more information, contact Charlie McAteer, Communications Director, OneAmerica, 206.452.8402, firstname.lastname@example.org; Keith Rushing, Communications Manager, Rights Working Group, 202.591.3305, email@example.com
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