Saturday, December 2, 10am
Disciples Christian Church, 3663 Mayfield Road in Cleveland Heights
(A light continental breakfast and lunch will be served.)
A free event addresses the issue of our time that some lives matter more than others with a morning and afternoon panel discussion.
The morning’s panelists include:
- Cleveland’s Black Lives Matter (BLM) co-founder LaTonya Goldsby whose 12-year-old cousin Tamir Rice was murdered by police while outside playing.
- Long-time human rights activist Art McKoy who in 1972 co-founded Black On Black Crime Inc. Their mission is to help draw attention to the issue of crime and violence in Greater Cleveland, to help make our communities safer, to provide positive alternatives for young people and assist whoever asks for to the best of our abilities.
- Professor Ronnie Dunn of Cleveland State University, nationally and internationally known for his scholarship on the intersection of race, policing, and criminal justice.
The afternoon’s panelists are:
- Kareem Henton, Campaign Manager of The Jail Coalition Campaign, co-founder of BLM Cleveland, and a representative from Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)
- Ethan Khorona, recipient of the Princeton Prize In Race Relations and co-founder the Minorities Together Movement which led a successful police reform campaign in Shaker Heights, Ohio.
This program is sponsored by the Community Church of Chesterland and Racial Equity Buddies of Forest Hill Church. This program is funded in part by a grant from the Outreach Committee of the Presbytery of the Western Reserve. The organizing committee: Akua Saunders, Jennifer Blakeney, Lisa Vahey, Quentin Smith, Gordon Landefeld, Laura VanDale, Jeff Nichols, Barry Stees & Kathy Flora. Advisor, Mark Joseph, Ph.D. Leona Bevis/Marguerite Haynam Professor in Community Development, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences; Founding Director, National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities.