Saturday, March 15, 2008

A chance for Charlotte to come together ...

Posted By on Sat, Mar 15, 2008 at 1:46 AM

... or a chance to preach to the converted.

The Coalition for Peace and Justice has planned a 7th Annual Charlotte Social Justice Conference April 5 at the downtown library. Scheduled speakers include Henderson Hill, Susan Burgess, Dwayne Walker, Dwayne Collins, and Ross Overby. The topic is "Promoting Justice in the New and Growing Multi-Ethnic Charlotte." Below are some questions they hope to answer:

1. How can we claim justice when some minorities: feel unfairly racially

profiled, and Latinos feel targeted for possible deportation as undocumented

immigrants?

2. Why do the police approach undocumented immigrants different from the

sheriff's department and which is best for the community?

3. Why is the white majority surprised when a black sheriff is properly

elected by state approved process?

4. Do the local news organizations accurately reflect strong public opinion

sentiments of all community members?

Make of it what you will. It could be interesting.

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