In observance of the one-year anniversary of the deadly violence in Charlottesville, we’re joined by three leaders in Washington State who are heading the fight against hate and racism: Makeda Hope Critchlow, board member of Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County; Aneelah Afzali, founder and executive director of the American Muslim Empowerment Network with the Muslim Association of Puget Sound; and Miri Cypers, regional director for the Anti-Defamation League, Pacific Northwest.
The three discuss how we should respond when hate groups gather and demonstrate, how we can push back against a president who actively fosters hate, and about how we can each address and mitigate the institutional racism that pervades American culture.
We also have our weekly calls to action with Indivisible Washington’s 8th District research team member, Jim Austin.
Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County Website: blacklivesseattle.org/
Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County’s Know Your Rights Event www.facebook.com/events/190187065…905125439781802/
Women in Islam’s 3-part series will be posted on MAPS-AMEN’s Facebook page when available (later this month), along with information about the “Faith Over Fear” roadshow that will restart in the Fall, and the Activists/Allies Training on Sept. 22 at MAPS: www.mapsredmond.org/amen
Upcoming interfaith events and different ways to get to know your neighbors and overcome hate can be found at the Faith Action Network website: fanwa.org/calendar/
MAPS’ next open house event on Oct. 20: www.facebook.com/events/1778934355749866/
ADL’s No Place for Hate program we run in K-12 schools in the Pacific Northwest at no cost to schools: www.adl.org/who-we-are/our-orga…s/no-place-for-hate
How to report incidents of discrimination or hate to ADL: www.adl.org/take-action/report-an-incident
Register your opinion on the Trump Administration’s efforts to freeze federal fuel-efficiency standards: www.regulations.gov/docket?D=EPA-HQ-OAR-2018-0283