Applying an Anti-racism and Anti-oppression Lens to Violence Prevention

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

This meeting focused on structural violence and how intersectional, anti-oppression strategies can be applied to SCY’s areas of focus: youth development, mental health services, gun violence prevention, justice system reform, and community investment. Action-oriented small group discussions on these topic areas followed a panel discussion on racism and oppression.

  • Kofi Ademola, Activist and Community Organizer, Black Lives Matter Chicago
  • Jennifer Arwade, Co-Executive Director, Communities United
  • Bonsai Bermudez, Executive and Artistic Director, Youth Empowerment Performance Project
  • Rebecca Ford-Paz, PhD, Psychologist, Center for Childhood Resilience
  • Candice Jones, Senior Advisor to Arne Duncan, Emerson Collective
  • Mecole Jordan, Coordinator, Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability

Link to panelists' full bios.

Meeting Overview