The recent events in Ferguson, Missouri have brought the issues of police brutality, racial profiling and the right to protest into the national spotlight. With the announcement that Officer Darren Wilson will not be indicted for the death of Mike Brown, many of us are struggling. How do we discuss police practices in a way that moves the conversation forward? How do we have compassion for the fact that some cops are good, and those cops want practices that protect them? How do we continue to work for progress in the wake of such devastating events?
Join Good Ol’ Girls as we come together to grapple with these questions and discuss the historical context and events of Ferguson. This Salon will be an open discussion grounded by the following articles:
Mike Brown’s shooting and Jim Crow lynchings have too much in common. It’s time for America to own up: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/aug/25/mike-brown-shooting-jim-crow-lynchings-in-common
Why Darren Wilson wasn’t charged for killing Michael Brown: http://www.vox.com/2014/11/24/7175967/darren-wilson-charges-michael-brown-ferguson
10 ways you can help the people of Ferguson, Missouri: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/19/how-to-help-ferguson_n_5688541.html
Our goal here is to use these articles as a basis for our conversation, but please don’t let not finishing them deter you from attending.
This event is space limited, so it will be for Good Ol’ Girls Members plus 1 guest. Please RSVP by emailing email@example.com
When: Thursday, December 11th at 6pm
Where: Samovar Tea Lounge, Yerba Buena Location (730 Howard St. San Francisco)
Questions and RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org