MLK Sunday & Black Lives Matter Forum

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Date(s) - Sunday, January 14, 2018
10:30 am - 1:30 pm



Black Lives Matter Community ForumWillie D. Jones speaks on MLK Sunday; Black Lives Matter Public Forum to Follow with Vanessa Green

Willie D. Jones has been black for more than forty years. During that time, he has done a shockingly broad number of things while black. Among them: growing up in Brooklyn, N.Y., working as a technology writer and editor for two decades, and loving his two sons (who also happen to be black).

He’s currently involved in a complicated, high-stakes project: helping his boys obtain a solid basic education in an America that is turning public schools into the new recruiting ground for the prison industrial complex.

Imagine Will’s anger when his then nine-year-old son came home from school one day and reported that his teacher said Michael Brown, the young man killed by police in Ferguson, Mo., “deserved what he got.” Will channeled his righteous anger over that incident and the other means being used to “make America great again” into his first book, “Today’s Lesson: Black Lives Matter.”

Mr. Jones will be joined by Vanessa Green, leader in the Black Lives Matter movement, for a public forum beginning at 12:30. The purpose of the forum is to introduce the Black Lives Matter movement to the community and provide an open forum to address questions and concerns.

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