FIA - "An Uncomfortable Truth: Time to Talk About Racial Injustice"

UU Santa Monica's Peace & Social Justice Committee and Organizing For Action (OFA) are proud to present an interactive panel discussion with Organizing For Action (OFA) Los Angeles Chapter and featuring distinguished experts and guests.

Topics to be covered will include:

- What are the consequences of unconscious bias and it's impact on society?

- How can one be aware of it? How does it show up?

- What strategic efforts can be made to reform the criminal justice system?

- How woke are we?


Panelists will include:

-Jennifer Williams, professor of African American and Gender Studies at Loyola Marymount University 
-Donzaleigh Abernathy: Author, civil rights activist, actress, and daughter of civil rights pioneer Ralph Abernathy. 
-Charles Swain Esq. Civil Rights Attorney and filmmaker.
-Dr. Penelope Facher, Psychotherapist  and graduate of the California Institute for Clinical Social Work.
-Professor Marne Campbell, Professor of African American Studies and History, Loyola Marymount University.

-Randy Shrewsberry: Former cop, Director of The Institute for Criminal Justice Training Reform

Please join us for this exciting opportunity for education, dialogue, and collaboration with local activists who share a commitment to justice and equity. A reception in Forbes Hall will follow the discussion. 

More about OFA: Organizing For Action ( began as the organization to elect President Obama in 2007-2008 but has evolved into an independent, non-partisan, grassroots movement working for progressive change on many fronts including racial justice, reproductive rights, healthcare and climate change. It has 250 chapters nationwide dedicated to mobilizing the next generation of progressive organizers and social justice leaders.

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Contact Name: 
James Witker