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Adult Ed session on January 3

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The fifth session of our Adult Education series on Systemic Racism and Inequality will be on January 3, 2021.
We will start at 12:30, and the session will last about 60 minutes. All are welcome!
Eleanor Barrett, Cynthia Cuza and Gail Thomas will present, and there will be small group work as part of the session.
Topic: Policing in America
Black Lives Matter and Say Her Name have helped to put policing on the top of many social action agendas including Quaker organizations such as the American Friends Service Committee and the Friends Committee on National Legislation. Why? Why should it matter to us? What can we do?
As moral human beings, as spirit-based people who value nonviolence even in resolving conflicts, can we meet the challenge that is before us? Why is good policing such a challenge? As with many problems in the United States, systematic racism and economic inequality play an often overwhelming and unacknowledged role.
Policing is a complex issue. There are serious problems with policing in this country. Yet, we need police when trouble happens; we may have friends and relatives who are police; we may know police who are good people.
The session will be conducted on Zoom. Please email us at [email protected] for the Zoom Info.