HOUSTON: Racial Profiling: Face the Truth – Sat June 12

Racial Profiling: Face the Truth (Houston Hearing)

Saturday, June 12, 2010
10:00am – 2:00pm
S.H.A.P.E. Community Center
3903 Almeda Rd.
Houston, TX


We would like to invite you to join us for the Houston Hearing on Racial Profiling on Saturday, June 12, 2010 from 10am-2pm at the Shape Community Center at 3909 Almeda in Houston.

Racial and religious profiling is a pervasive problem that affects many communities across the country. While African American communities have struggled with the issue of racial profiling for generations, profiling also affects a broad range of communities, including Native American, African American, Latino, Arab, Muslim and South Asian communities. In response to the continued trend towards racial profiling around the country, like Arizona SB1070, and locally, such as the implementation of the 287(g) program in Harris county, over a 100 national and local organizations have signed on to the “Racial Profiling: Face the Truth” Campaign. Across the United States, “Face the Truth” hearings and town hall meetings give local communities a chance to testify and call attention to the real impact that racial, ethnic and religious profiling have on a diverse array of people.
Through The Racial Profiling Face the Truth Campaign, the public will be
given an opportunity to speak out against the injustice and profiling
communities face daily. (To testify or give your testimony, you must sign-up by Sunday, June 6th)

This hearing, similar to those being held across the nation, will allow local communities a chance to testify and call attention to the real impact that racial, ethnic and religious profiling have on a diverse array of people. These local testimonies will be documented and published as part of a national report by the Rights Working Group to assist in making recommendations for the revision of the Department of Justice Federal Guidance on Racial Profiling.

Presiding over the hearing will be national and local Commissioners including Margaret Huang, Executive Director of the Rights Working Group, Thomas A. Saenz, President and General Counsel at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF), Maria Jimenez of America for All and publisher of numerous papers on immigration and human rights abuses, and Ester King of the SHAPE Community Center.

Sponsored by:
America Para Todos
Alianza Mexicana,
CAIR – Council on American-Islamic Relations,
Coalition in the Defense of the Community,
CRECEN – Centro de Recursos Centroamericanos,
Critical Resistance
DAYA: Serving South Asian Families,
FIEL – Familias Inmigrantes y Estudiantes en la Lucha (Immigrant Families and Students in the Struggle)
Grassroots Leadership,
HIWJ – Houston Interfaith Worker Justice Center,
Houston Peace and Justice Center,
OCA Houston Chapter – Organization of Chinese Americans,
OG1 – Youth Outreach organization,
Rights Working Group,
Shape Community Center,
Tejano Center,
WHEW- Women Healing Empowering Women

Attend the hearing and support human and civil rights!

To participate or for more information, please email racial.profiling2010@gmail.com

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