For the time being, most CJJ events will be happening virtually so as to support our individual and collective health and safety. If you haven't used Zoom before, you'll need to download it ahead of time (don't worry — it's free!). Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any guidance or support using the program.
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 05:30 PM · 148 rsvpsZoom
If you had a similar reaction to us last Wednesday, you were completely glued to your phone or computer as you watched an organized white nationalist formation take over the US Capitol building -- intent on inspiring fear, violence, and stopping democratic process.
Here is the thing: it is of vital importance to remember that we’ve seen this before. In this country. As black and brown progressive political power is built, there is a violent white political reaction. We know this from Post-Reconstruction America. Look no further than our own state for one of the most violent white supremacist coups of that time, Wilmington, NC in 1898.
Please join us for a statewide political education program on the Wilmington Coup of 1898 at 5:30pm on January 19th -- the day before Inauguration Day. We will be studying the Wilmington Coup and drawing lessons from that to the current political moment we find ourselves in. RSVP Below
CJJ’s response to January 6th, aside from continuing to take action to defend our democracy, is to call our membership into a collective study of this history. We must take a hard look at the past in order to move strategically now, and build a better tomorrow.
**If you are attending please try and read this piece ahead of time. Encouraged but not required for attendance.**
Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 04:00 PM · 19 rsvpsZoom
We invite you to join us Sunday, January 31, from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm for the first of several general meetings we will hold this year. This will be a chance to be together as a community, to listen and share with each other in small groups, and to draw strength from our ideas, hopes, and interests as we face the road ahead together.
Please help us identify your interests and preferences by filling out this short survey by January 24.
Thank you for taking a few minutes to fill out the survey, and we look forward to being with you on January 31 at 4pm.