Empowering civic activism toward a culture of peace.
FOR A U.S. DEPARTMENT OF PEACEBUILDING
Invites You to Join Our Free
Second Monday Telephone Conference on 3/13/17
Southern Poverty Law Center
No Place for Hate: Teaching Tolerance
March 13, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Call-in Number 1-712-775-7031 - Access Code 719-062-520#
If being told there are charges, call 844-844-1322
This call is open to all who are interested.
“2016 was an unprecedented year for hate,” said Mark Potok, senior fellow and editor of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Report. In a post-election SPLC survey of 10,000 educators, 90 percent said that the climate at their schools had been negatively affected by the campaign. Eighty percent described heightened anxiety and fear among students, particularly immigrants, Muslims and African Americans. Numerous teachers reported the use of slurs, derogatory language and extremist symbols in their classrooms.
The SPLC exposes hate groups and civil rights injustices and battles them in the courts, while at the same time promoting tolerance and social justice for all citizens through educational programs and films. SPLC is based in in Montgomery, Alabama, and was established in 1971.
SPLC has tracked and recorded a 197% increase in total number of anti-Muslim hate groups up from 2015; 663 antigovernment ‘patriot’ groups in 2016; 130 Ku Klux Klan groups in 2016; 193 Black Separatist groups in 2015. California in not immune: 79 hate groups currently operate in the state. During January 2017, mosques in Davis and Roseville, CA were subjected to hate-inspired vandalism.
Our guest speaker, Lecia Brooks is SPLC’s Outreach Director and Director of the Civil Rights Memorial Center, which is an interpretive center designed to provide visitors to the Civil Rights Memorial with a deeper understanding of the civil rights movement. She will discuss SPLC’s history and the February release of the annual map of hate groups across the country. Lecia will also discuss a critical part of the organization's work relating to social justice and tolerance.
Please join the call to learn more about the Southern Poverty Law Center, building tolerance and national and CA peacebuilding actions and events.
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