Enough is Enough Teach-In Series
Privilege vs. Injustice in 2020: Police Reform
June 25, 2020 | 11 a.m.
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Stand together in solidarity with one voice so loud that it cannot go unheard: BLACK LIVES MATTER. Join us in our mission to eradicate ideologies that perpetuate systemic racism as we examine new ideas and solutions to address inequalities in the criminal justice system. We call on you to join us for a teach-in to learn more about the police reform plan recently introduced in Philadelphia. Hear firsthand from those who drafted the plan and learn how you can take action in our community.
Dr. Donald Guy Generals
President, Community College of Philadelphia
Loraine Ballard Morrill
Director of News and Community Affairs, iHeartMedia Philadelphia
Hon. Jordan A. Harris
Pennsylvania State Representative, 186th District
House Democratic Whip
Defender Association of Philadelphia
Kevin Harden, Jr., Esq.
Attorney at Law
Ross Feller Casey, LLP
Community College of Philadelphia stands together in solidarity and we stand together with you. Education and training can and must be part of the solution to change the inequalities plaguing America, and we as individuals must band together and commit to act. Use the form below to tell us how you plan to commit to change, let us know how we can help and share your ideas for our next session.
If you missed our first teach-in, Privilege vs. Injustice in 2020: Where Do We Go from Here?, you can watch it here. You will need to enter the following password (you can cut and paste it): 6A!&^%42
May 30 | Message to the College Community
Dear faculty, staff and students:
I have spent the last few days like many of you, compelled to consume news I can hardly bear to read or watch. Once again, America’s original sin – racism – has reared its ugly head. The events unfolding in Minneapolis after the death of another Black man – George Floyd – is a reminder that our plea for social and racial equality continues to fall on deaf ears. Knowing that racism permeates our culture and civic life is hard enough to accept, but seeing it carried out and sanctioned by a justice system that purports to serve and protect makes us all hold our breath, waiting for the next tragic murder of a Black person for driving, jogging, sleeping or living a normal life. Yes, none of us can breathe until we are all allowed to breathe freely from the horrors of racism. Those of us with Black children and grandchildren are forced to live with this pain, and fear, as part of our daily lives.
I want to offer my sympathies, prayers and the compassion of our entire college community to George Floyd's family, and all of those who are mourning his murder. I also want to echo and amplify their fury. As we say Mr. Floyd's name, he joins Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Sandra Bland, Michael Brown, Philando Castile, Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Freddie Gray and far too many others on this appalling list of murder victims to racism.
It is important for every citizen to demand justice and for all of us to learn how we can hold our leaders to account. As we process our pain and repeat that Black lives matter, I want to invite all Philadelphians to a virtual teach-in and town hall sponsored by Community College of Philadelphia in the coming days. More details will be announced shortly. Until then, go in peace, be safe, be well and be strong.
Donald Guy Generals, Ed.D.