Violence in the Black Community: The Complexity of Violence Towards Us and By Us. Tuesday, 20 January, 7 p.m. Pasadena’s Jackie Robinson Center
Joining us will be journalist Justin Chapman, who will discuss his just released book, “Saturnalia: Traveling from Cape Town to Kampala in Search of an African Utopia,” that is both a fascinating travelogue of his three-month tour through Africa, and is especially a journey of self-healing and self-discovery.
We’ll be talking with Michele Sutter, cofounder of Money Out Voters In, which sponsored California Senate Bill 1272, The Overturn Citizens United Act, through the California legislature. The bill became Proposition 49 and Michele was briefly the Chair of the Yes on Proposition 49 Campaign Committee, before Prop 49 was removed from the ballot by order of the California Supreme Court.
As we wait to hear—with dread and outrage in equal measure—from the Ferguson grand jury, we will discuss the impact this long, terrible saga has on our communities and families. Joining us will be two deeply experienced community organizers and social justice advocates: Kwazi Nkrumah and Povi-Tamu Bryant.