The American Friends Service Committee, a national service and advocacy organization grounded in the Quaker’s faith in the power of nonviolence, presented a one-hour panel discussion this morning with focused on the situation in Ferguson, Missouri.
“Injustice in the justice system” featured Joshua Saleem, Peace Education Director, who has been working with youth in Ferguson, and Lewis Webb, Jr., AFSC Project Coordinator on the New Jim Crow Project in New York.?
As a Quaker organization that believes in the worth of every person, we call on people of goodwill—especially those with privilege and power—to join us in addressing the systemic and structural racism at the roots of Mike Brown’s death—and that of so many others nationwide.?
The discussion included comments on the media bias which focused on a small number of people who participated in looting and violence, while failing to report things like the training sessions in nonviolence were held in conjunction with public protests.
The program was offered live as a Google video “hangout,” which worked surprisingly well to bring together speakers in different parts of the country.
It was recorded and is now available for delayed viewing.
AFSC offers a variety of resources as part of its “Ending Racism” program, which are worth looking at.