Monday, March 2, 2015

Talking the Talk

On February 25th 2015, the YWCA hosted our first Talking the Talk event at the CalTech Center for Diversity. The goal of the event was to provide a safe space for community members to voice their opinions on racial profiling and their interactions with the police. Ernst Fenelon Jr. from the Prison Education Project facilitated the conversation. The discussion was varied and productive and brought up issues that some participants had never encountered before. While the issue is complex, the discussion endeavored to stay solution focused and allow all those that wanted to speak to be able to say what they needed.  After the discussion was over, Tarek Shawky from the ACLU informed those present on their civil rights when questioned by law enforcement with a "Know Your Rights"  presentation.

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