Archive: July 2016
On June 26, 2016 Jesse Williams, star of the popular television series Grey’s Anatomy, was honored at the BET Awards with a humanitarian award. Williams gave a passionate acceptance speech in which he challenged systemic racism in this country....It’s interesting that one man standing on stage making a speech can garner so much outrage and attention. Especially in light of the fact that black people are killed unjustly by police at alarming rates. Where is the outrage for the loss of black lives?
Join us for the 4th Rethinking Racism on Monday June 20th from 6:00-9:00pm at New Prospect Baptist Church! Over 197 unique and amazing individuals have attended these events – we welcome you to attend again or for the first time. Rethinking Racism is a
When war happens, children are often the most vulnerable people affected. They suffer physical, mental, and emotional abuse and trauma at the hands of the adults in power. For that reason, June 4th of each year has been designated “The International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression.”
Nationwide, communities are galvanizing and demanding institutions to address racism. In this spirit, the Cincinnati Human Relations Commission and Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center are partnering to challenge organizations and individuals to make a commitment to addressing and ending racism, with an initiative entitled, “Rethinking
Now that the holidays are over, a new year stretches out before us. In my faith tradition, the weeks prior to Christmas are a time set aside for preparing for what is to come. It’s a time of waiting and reflecting on the current state of affairs, both externally and internally, and most importantly, on the love that still needs to be born into the world. The days are the shortest, and nights the longest during this time of year, and indeed, the world has seemed like a very dark and cold place as of late.
We gathered on the playground. We gathered in solidarity with people all over the state and the country seeking justice for Tamir Rice, killed by police who won’t be held accountable.
Join us for our monthly Peace Committee Meeting from 7:00-8:30pm at IJPC. To stay up to date with current projects and urgent updates, be sure to sign up for the Peace E-List .