Racial and Criminal Justice Committee

Meeting on Thursday, February 21, 7:00-9:00 p.m. 

We are continuing to meet jointly with members of other progressive groups working on similar issues. This meeting will focus on Berkeley policing issues, including the proposed Police Review Commission charter amendment, racial disparities in traffic stops, and the recent police record disclosure law. New participants are very welcome!

Location: 1301 Walnut St., north Berkeley (between Rose St. and Live Oak Park).

For more info, contact Rivka Polatnick (rivkapolatnick@wellstoneclub.org)

Meeting on Thursday, March 7, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

We are continuing to meet jointly with members of other progressive groups working on similar issues. This meeting will address a range of racial and criminal justice issues and set some priorities for actions. New participants are very welcome.

Location: 12 Hillcrest Ct. (in southeast Berkeley, near the Oakland border).

For more info on either meeting, contact Rivka Polatnick (rivkapolatnick@wellstoneclub.org)


ABOUT OUR COMMITTEE

We are continuing to meet jointly with activists from Indivisible Berkeley, Democratic Socialists of America, the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, and other progressive organizations who also are working on issues of racial justice and criminal justice reform. We focus mainly on the local level but to some extent on the state and federal levels. These meetings are a great way to keep informed about developments, strategies, and actions in this whole arena, and you can participate further to the degree you choose.

About future meetings: From here on, we will be meeting on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month. We are seeking a meeting place that would be more convenient for those in Oakland/South Berkeley. If anyone has a suggestion for such a location, please pass it along.

For further info or to be added to our email list:

CONTACT

Rivka Polatnick, Committee Representative

racialandcriminaljustice@wellstoneclub.org