Saturday, August 8, 2009

FORUM: The truth about racism in the Obama Era

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Is this the "post-racial" America?

Please join us for a public forum on
the truth about racism in the Obama Era.
Thursday, August 13 at 7pm
42 Seaverns Ave., Jamaica Plain
Rev. Irene Monroe
Reverend Monroe is on the editorial board of, an activist for the rights of people of color and LGBT people, and a resident of Cambridge.

Nick Chin
Nick is a activist in the Campaign to End the Death Penalty and the International Socialist Organization.  He resides in Jamaica Plain.

The arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates brought the question of racist police harassment back into the news.  Unfortunately, the discussion did not go nearly far enough.  For every prominent Black person like Gates who experiences harassment by the police, there are countless people of color who experience racism every day—by the cops, at work, in housing, and throughout society.  Despite the historic election of the US' first Black president, racism remains a central feature of American society, as it has been since this country's founding on slavery.  Overcoming racism will have to go beyond a presidential election, and the struggle continues.  Join us for an urgent discussion on institutionalized racism and the struggle for Black liberation.

Sponsored by the International Socialist Organization

Free childcare is available--please contact us in advance.

For more information, call 617-648-0561, email, or visit .