Decatur, GA

March 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oakhurst Presbyterian Church
188 2nd Avenue
GA  30030
Create Community 4 Decatur

Join Create Community 4 Decatur because  Black Lives Matter for a critical conversation about our community and city

Tuesday March 21 at 7pm
Oakhurst Presbyterian Church
188 2nd Avenue 30030. Park in the lower parking lot off East Lake Drive (across from the Dog Park)
Next Tuesday, March 21 at 7 PM in the sanctuary of Oakhurst Presbyterian Church, Create Community 4 Decatur: Black Lives Matter will discuss these and other questions  related to sanctuary for Immigration and Refugees and the connection to the Black Lives Matter Platform with the help of Semhar Semera from Women Watch Afrika, Lovette Thompson from Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI), Adelina Nicholls from Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR), and Rev. Tom Hagood with Sanctuary Movement of Atlanta, a group of congregations that have come together to provide sanctuary for one or more people threatened with deportation.
What does sanctuary mean in the city of Decatur and the surrounding area? Many of us have signs in our yards saying we’re glad you’re our neighbor – what do we really mean? What does it mean if a church, school or hospital proclaims, Refugees welcome here?

The panelists will address the intersections of all of our work with our particular commitment to addressing racism: in the criminal justice system and immigration, movement for black lives platform related to immigration, relationship to mijente and institutional racism, the Muslim Ban 2.0 Executive Order, other issues critical to their organizations and the communities they represent.

CC4D: Black Lives Matter has been working for over two years to specifically address individual, institutional and structural white supremacy and racism. We are people from multiple faiths, multiple cultures, and multiple paths working for equality in the justice system, neighborhoods, housing and education. Participants are from Oakhurst Baptist Church, Oakhurst Presbyterian Church, Jewish Voice for Peace, The Atlanta Religious Society of Friends, Compassionate Atlanta, the New Jim Crow and concerned citizens.

We have addressed structural and institutional racism issues in specifically in Decatur and more largely in the metro area and beyond. Our main focus has been to bring to life the Movement for Black Lives Platform to bring about the policy suggestions locally.  More recently, CC4D:BLM is looking at sanctuary in Decatur and  the intersections of the movement for black lives and immigration and refugee issues, institutional and structural racism toward people of color and ongoing and rising Islamophobia. We support a number of coalition groups, including J20 and the Call to Action for Black and Palestinian Liberation for April 7 & 8.

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