Taking a Stand Against Racism – The Cost of Unequal Justice
The Winchester Multicultural Network stands for social justice and inclusion of all people. We endorse the goals of YWCA USA’s Stand Against Racism which is to unite groups and individuals in a movement towards a society free of racism and discrimination. Racism still exists and Racism harms everyone. Our program joins the nation-wide Stand Against Racism to facilitate conversations about the issue of racism and its elimination.
Moderator: Kathy-Ann Hart, Executive Director, Winchester Multicultural Network.
Our panelists are eminently qualified to lead a conversation on racism:
Middlesex District Attorney Marian T. Ryan had spent her entire career prosecuting the state’s most violent felons, fighting for victims, and creating innovative crime prevention and educational initiatives. These programs include the Middlesex Opiate Task Force, the Safe Babies and Safe Kids Campaign, Middlesex county wide efforts to protect elders, workplace safety and school initiatives, and the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office’s (MDAO’s)Empowering Girls program. Ryan grew up in Somerville and is a summa cum laude graduate of Emmanuel College and a cum laude graduate of Boston College Law School. She lives in Belmont with her husband Michael, an economist. They have two children.
David J. Harris, Managing Director of Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School has extensive experience in many facets of civil rights issues. He currently chairs the Massachusetts Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and is recognized as a leading voice for civil rights in the Boston region. He has spoken extensively at local, regional and national forums on civil rights, regional equity and fair housing having previously served with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and with the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. He holds a Ph.D. in sociology from Harvard University, a B.A. from Georgetown University and is a lecturer at Harvard Law School. He lives in West Medford with his wife and son.
Stand Against Racism for racial justice, freedom and dignity for all.