Who Are Gray Panthers?
We are older and younger people. We are an intergenerational, non-profit peace and social justice organization with members in Southeast Michigan, including Detroit and the Counties of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb. We work on issues which affect people of all ages: universal health care, peace, strengthening Social Security and Medicare, challenging descrimination, education reform, economic justice, fair labor practices and campaign finance reform. Join us!
The Powers of Racism
WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT IT
Sister Cathey DeSantis, CSJ
Detroit Pastoral Alliance Anti-Racism Team
Sister DeSantis has been doing anti-racism work for 30 Years
She will tell how we can challenge racism within ourselves and within our communities.
Saturday, September 21, 2019
9:30 a.m. socializing, 10 a.m. meeting starts
Royal Oak Community Center
3500 Marais, Royal Oak
DON'T MISS THIS IMPORTANT PRESENTATION!
Sister Cathey DeSantis has been doing anti-racism work for 30 years. During that time she taught and directed the Detroit Catholic Pastoral Alliance (DCPA). She is a member of the DCPA Anti-Racism Team. During these troubled times, she takes every opportunity to share the information she has lived and continues to learn.The Team was trained by Crossroads of Chicago and the People's Institute of New Orleans.
This presentation is being co-sponsored by the SE Michigan Green Party; Michigan Coalition for Human Rights; United Church of Christ - DMA; Detroit Catholic Pastoral Alliance; Michigan Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Network; and Peace Action of Michigan.
If your group would llke co-sponsor this event, contact Randy Block at 248-549-5170.
We Should Not Tolerate White Racist Talk From White House!
The current trash talking occupant of the White House seems to be enjoying being a bad boy. In July, he insulted not only four strong women of color including Michigan's Rep. Rashida Tlaib, but also insulted the people who elected them to be their representatives in Congress. He not only threw cruel taunts at the “gang of four” when he tweeted they should "go back" to "corrupt" countries they are from, but collectively slapped the faces of all people of color when he treated them as second class citizens.
When a President uses racist language, right out of the playbook of White Nationalists, it should be offensive to all of us. We need to affirm that ALL people deserve to be treated with dignity. The U.S. House voted 240-187 to condemn this language. As it says in the Pledge of Allegiance, Justice and Liberty must be for ALL. While none of that may matter to #45 and his supporters, he will pay a price in the 2020 election when the country realizes that his wrecking ball approach to human relations is not who we are as Americans.
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Randy Block, Convenor
Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit