Monday, July 19, 2010

Providing better public safety in Jefferson City and Missouri

Racial Profiling and

Preventive Policing:

How to provide better public safety

by building public trust.

David A. Harris

University of Pittsburg School of Law

Author of: Good Cops: The Case for Preventive Policing and

Profiles in Injustice: Why Racial Profiling Cannot Work

Dr. Harris will discuss racial bias in police work and strategies police departments can use to protect individual rights and public safety.

2 pm, Wednesday, July 21,

Lincoln University Langston Hughes Theatre,

Martin Luther King Hall, East Dunklin and Cherry Streets,

Jefferson City

7 pm, Wednesday, July 21,

The ARC,

1701 West Ash, Columbia

The Sparkplug Foundation makes these events possible through a grant to the Missouri Association for Social Welfare

Also sponsored by: American Civil Liberties Union, Americans for Forfeiture Reform, Anti-Defamation League, Boone County Libertarian Party, City of Columbia Human Rights Commission and Department of Public Health and Human Services, Council on American-Islamic Relations, Islamic Center of Central Missouri, Jefferson City Multicultural Forum, Jefferson City PFLAG, Keep Columbia Free, Lincoln University Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Missouri Association for Social Welfare, Missouri Department of Peace, Missouri Human Rights Commission, Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocates, Missouri Interfaith IMPACT, NAACP, NORML, PROMO, St Louis Human Rights Services, St Louis Interfaith Committee on Latin America, St Louis Women’s Voices Raised for Social Justice, and others.

For more information:

Don Love, MASW Human Rights Task Force Chair

573 875 7918 or

Pledge to Stop Hate


NAACPERs and Friends
Sign the Pledge
We are not backing down.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010, , the NAACP passed a resolution condemning the racist acts of Tea Party protesters. The backlash from the Tea Party has been furious.

But we are not an organization that shies away from controversy. The NAACP was founded on hope, not hate -- and we will not stand idly by as racists work to divide our nation.

Add your name to our pledge to unify America and stop the racism:

The NAACP does not have a problem with the Tea Party, nor its existence. We have a problem with their acceptance and their welcoming of prejudice into their organization.

And in case there is any misunderstanding about what defines racism, let me be clear.

In March, racial slurs were hurled at members of the Congressional Black Caucus as they passed by a Tea Party health care protest in Washington, DC. Missouri Representative Emanuel Cleaver was spat on. People at the rally held signs covered in bigotry.

That is racism. That is racism filled with hate, ignorance and acts of violence. And we will not stand for it.

We are calling on all Americans to stand for the values that have made our country the land of the free and the home of the brave. Sign the pledge now:

The past year has been one of major triumphs and major setbacks in the fight for racial equality. But we will not let bigotry silence us.

We are one people. We are one nation. And we are all NAACP Americans.

Thank you for your support,

Ben Jealous
President and CEO