Chicago meeting: How ‘Black Lives Matter’ Changes Everything

July 8, 2016

DATE/TIME: Monday, July 11, 2016, 6:30 PM
PLACE: News & Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash, Room 230, Chicago

News and Letters Committees invites you to a discussion in the wake of the police killings of Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota:

How ‘Black Lives Matter’ Changes Everything

Alton Sterling

What is this moment in U.S. history that we are living through?

How does a still racist society claim to honor Muhammad Ali, historically one of its most powerful critics, and yet at the same time accuses young Jasmine Richards, a Black activist, of “lynching”?

Why and how does one of the major U.S. political parties, in 2016, nominate a blatantly white supremacist candidate who millions are willing to vote for with their eyes wide open? Does the racist, anti-immigrant vote in Britain foreshadow the November election here?

Philando Castile

Join us for a discussion of the deadly contradictions in a society that has always falsified and undermined the value of Black lives.

Speaker: Gerry Emmett, “World in View” columnist for News & Letters

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