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Hunger Strike at Immigration Prison

Hunger Strike at Immigration Prison

ROJ Trainer Brenda Zook Friesen has a connection to an inmate at this immigration prison, run by for-profit company GEO Group. Prisoners, detained for not having immigrations papers, are protesting deportation policies as well as inhumane conditions at the prison. A hunger strike started a couple weeks ago, peaked at 750 prisoners, with two remaining
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Story: ROJ makes an impact

Story: ROJ makes an impact

Your support of Roots of Justice makes possible the story that Dawn Longenecker tells in this video. The young adults in the Discipleship Year program that Dawn directs leave their year of service having attended ROJ’s Damascus Road Antiracism Analysis Training and take what they’ve learned into their next positions. As Dawn says, “It’s exciting!” Your gift of
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Link: Urban Church Plantations

Link: Urban Church Plantations

http://www.christenacleveland.com/2014/03/urban-church-plantations/ Call it “church empires,” “urban colonization,” “urban church plantations,” or “Walmart churches,” this sort of “ministry” (so-called) has been around a long time and needs to stop.

“I would have said that even if he was white.”

“I would have said that even if he was white.”

  You’ve probably heard it before: “I would have said that even if [fill in the person’s name] was white.” It’s a tried and true method of distancing oneself from actions that are based on white superiority. I know this, because I’ve used it, and hear others use it. Typically, it is white people who
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Crime Statistics Infographic

Crime Statistics Infographic

In case you weren’t sure, there are still serious racial disparities throughout the entire criminal justice process in the United States. One thing this infographic doesn’t touch on is the numbers of people who never make it into the criminal justice process because they were killed by officers before they even had the chance to
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Rick Derksen

Stand Your Ground: A conversation on the Michael Dunn verdict

[Roots of Justice Trainers and Accountability Council (board) members share thoughts and analysis about the Michael Dunn verdict and Stand Your Ground laws.] Tina Lopes: As the mother of two sons, I begin with the dreadful recognition that you, the mothers and fathers, the sisters and brothers, the aunts and uncles, the grandparents, the lovers, partners
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