Hi friends in the struggle,
We’re living at a critical time in U.S. history. Besides a public health pandemic, we’re in the middle of a racial uprising that’s been fomenting for years. Civil dialogue, anti-racism workshops, educating, kneeling in protest at football games, all good work but still a lot of systemic refusal to see or admit there’s a problem, or to make substantive change … and now the powderkeg has exploded. This is about more than the murder of George Floyd, this moment is about the mattering of black lives. Black Lives Matter and we demand justice and full inclusion.
Book distributors are reporting that books about racism and racial justice are flying off shelves. Racial healing workshops are being explored by orgs that never considered them before. We at Roots of Justice are in the middle of transferring our analysis to an online format due to the pandemic… and as something we can continue to use going forward. We will always continue doing the on-the-ground workshops but we need to have alternatives. Several of you have asked about how you can support our work. We appreciate that.
You can help by making a tax deductible gift to support the ongoing work of Roots of Justice. Your support goes a long way in the work of justice and peace.
Or send your check to Roots of Justice, Inc., P.O. Box 27345, Philadelphia, PA 19118. You can also send by Cash App: $RootsofJusticeInc
Justice & Peace,
Rev. Calenthia Dowdy, Ph.D. (RoJ trainer)
on behalf of the training team
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