Educate, Organize and Mobilize: It’s a little more than a year since the US Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the countdown to the November General Election is underway. As of August 8, 2014 there were 86 days left before the elections and voters are being mobilized. I continue to wonder, as I look for signs, whether Black Voters will respond to the most dangerous threat to our Civil Rights in 50 years. I have to wonder because if the response is there I don’t see it. And, if I don’t see it I doubt very seriously if it is adequate.
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Unique Program For Troubled Youth to Honor Contributors at Special Dinner, Entertainment, and Awards Show in Chicago
Entertainers for the night will include Marshall Thompson and the world famous Chi-Lites, and gospel artist Pastor Mitty Collier. Rev. Harold E. Bailey, founder and president of Probation Challenge and The PCC Network Chicago, IL — Probation Challenge, the first court-mandated program of its kind in the country where clients are forced to help themselves via education (School or Jail!), will be presenting their 35-year “Portrait of Achievers” Awards, Entertainment, and Dinner show on Friday, August 15th at 7pm at Condesa del Mar in Chicago/Alsip, Illinois.
Pasadena, CA — In RACE: My Story & Humanity’s Bottom Line, respected trainer, keynote speaker and attorney Lauren Joichin Nile describes her personal experiences with racism, the source and beginning of biological race among human beings, the biological oneness of humanity, many tragedies of our racial past, the reality of our racial present and what the human species needs to do to move into a future beyond racism, of empathy and compassion. “I would love the book to open as many minds and soften as many hearts as is humanly possible for the heightened consciousness and ultimate evolution beyond racism, of the entire human species,” Nile said.
Educate, Organize and Mobilize: Since November of 2013 I’ve been writing about voter suppression and addressing the subject from many different angles. We’re now in the mobilization phase of defeating voter suppression and I’ve been encouraged to outline an effective, understandable speech that can be used as a tool or guide for others that are speaking out against voter suppression as we head to the November General Election. To be effective a presentation should minimally address educating, organizing and mobilizing voters in the Campaign to Defeat Voter Suppression. We must speak this truth to power and to do so we must have a basic understanding of voter suppression.
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