CLICK HERE FOR LIVE STREAM | JUNE 14th 7 PM
Join this important community discussion on Race, Justice and Equality,
presented in partnership with the Princeton Civil Rights Commission.
Help fight against institutional racism in our everyday lives.
Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman
Princeton Police Chief Nick Sutter
President of the New Jersey Policy Perspective, Brandon McKoy
Former Princeton mayor and current school board member, Michele Tuck-Ponder (moderator)
Send questions now and during the event to email@example.com.
The June 14th meeting will also include a vote to approve a PCDO Resolution on Race, Justice and Equality, which sets forth our organization's commitment to work to end institutional racism in this country by using our votes, voices and economic choices.
Resolution on Race, Justice and Equality
WHEREAS, the members of the Princeton Community Democratic Organization, along with our greater Princeton community, denounce acts of hatred and racism;
WHEREAS, the legacy of U.S. slavery continues to poison our country’s ability to function as a true democracy with equality for all;
WHEREAS, systemic racism and hatred have permeated our institutions and limited our ability to pursue life, liberty and happiness regardless of the color of our skin;
WHEREAS, police use of deadly force in this country against Black people and all people of color is abhorrent and intolerable;
WHEREAS, the psychological impact of racism places a burden on all of us, and we will not tolerate hatred or racism through indifference or silence;
THEREFORE, we resolve:
- To speak up and not be silent when we see/hear racist, xenophobic, or other hateful word/actions;
- To use our votes and voices and economic choices to combat racism in our society and all of our institutions;
- To engage in dialogue with law enforcement, elected officials and policy makers to assure zero tolerance for racial bias, harassment, or harm;
- To work to ensure the police across the State of New Jersey engage in de-escalation, implicit and unconscious bias training;
- To work to ensure that all departments across the government of the State of New Jersey, including courts, schools, prisons, and jails, engage in implicit and unconscious bias training;
- To work to hold all candidates accountable for their position on systemic racism;
- To encourage continued study, discussion and action on the roots and impacts of systemic racism in our community;
- To act with urgency to encourage all eligible voters to exercise their responsibility to vote for candidates that pledge to work to eliminate systemic racism and remedy its disastrous effects.
June 3, 2020
The Princeton Community Democratic Organization