Moving Social Justice Conference

Moving Social Justice Conference

Center for Inquiry Los Angeles, October 11-12, 2014. Featured speakers: Mercedes D.G. Forbes, Sikivu Hutchinson, Meredith Moise, Anthony Pinn, Raina Rhoades, Kimbery Veal, and Donald Wright

April 11 & 12th: Abortion on Demand & Without Apology

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Abortion rights are in a state of emergency, and headed for disaster. Already, women in this country who cannot access safe abortions are attempting to self-abort by inserting sharp objects in their vaginas, taking pills, asking their boyfriends to beat them up, and more.

Ida B. Wells, Feminist Public Menace

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Sikivu Hutchinson: There is little mainstream feminist discourse linking black women’s historical erasure with their criminalization; no women’s rights outrage over how the disfigurement of black women’s image buttresses mass incarceration.

My Brothers Keeper Initiative

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Sikivu Hutchinson: Unless the District makes a concerted effort to train and staff highly qualified teachers at high-need schools and promote a culture of high expectations for African American and Latino students, the roll-out will only deepen the race/class disparities in Los Angeles.

Hollywood’s Tea Party

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Blacks in Hollywood — For many people of color, going to 21st century movies is a soul-sucking exercise in seeing power through white eyes.

The Souls of Black Boys

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African American College Statistics — Black boys are suspended and expelled at higher rates for lesser offenses than are white students.

Jonestown at 35: Why Did So Many Black Women Die?

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Sikivu Hutchinson: Numerous surveys have touted the decline of American religiosity within the past decade and yet, in an era of black economic depression, the need to be devout or churched-up has not diminished for most African-American women, despite the often patriarchal, heterosexist orientation of the Black Church.

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