We invite you to participate in Taking A Collective Breath: Deepening our alignment with the Movement for Black Lives, a five-session series built around the elements of the BREATHE Act. The webinars will explore the components of the BREATHE Act and utilize its structure as a way to focus our energies to effectively support ongoing racial justice work. Come learn and build with local and national partners who are shaping conditions to make liberation possible. This is an invitation to locate yourself in this moment as well, we each have a role to play.
August 11, 4pm PT
Webinar 1: Divesting Federal Resources from Incarceration and Policing & Ending Criminal-Legal System Harms. Panelists: Author and Organizer Andrea Ritchie and Quiana Perkins, Black Lives UU Babies and BailOut
August 25 4pm PT
Webinar 2: Investing in New Approaches to Community Safety Utilizing Funding Incentives.
Panelists: Economist and Professor Francisco Perez, Center for Popular Economics and Marilynn Winn Founder/ Director, Women on the Rise
September 8 4pm PT
Webinar 3: Education: Allocating New Money to Build Healthy, Sustainable & Equitable Communities for All People.
Panelists: National Director and Writer Jonathan Stith, Alliance for Educational Justice and Youth Organizers
September 22 4pm PT
Webinar 4: Environmental Justice and Public Health.
Panelists: Environmental Justice Advocates and Directors Roundtable
October 13 4pm PT
Webinar 5: Holding Officials Accountable & Enhancing Self-Determination of Black Communities.
Panelists: Minister Sheena Rolle, Deputy Director Faith In Florida; Nicole Pressley, National Organizer UU The Vote and Let My People Vote Campaign