Stand Against Racism Event
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Trenton Friends Meeting House
142 E. Hanover Street, Trenton NJ
CWA Local 1036 and the Trenton Friends Meeting (Quakers) are co-sponsoring a “participating site” that is open to the public on the YWCA’s national Stand Against Racism day. Please join us on Monday, April 28th, 2014 from 12 PM to 1 PM to hear our keynote speaker, Matthew Pillischer an attorney, activist and filmmaker talk about his work and resulting documentary: “Broken on All Sides-- Race, Incarceration and New Visions for Criminal Justice in the U.S.”
Stand Against Racism is a movement that was created by the Trenton and Princeton YWCA’s in 2007 in order to raise awareness that racism still exists and that it should not be ignored or tolerated. The long term goal of this event is to remove the barriers that prevent understanding and divide us. Stand Against Racism events were held in 39 states last year. Let’s celebrate our diversity, eliminate racism together, and take the Stand Against Racism Pledge.
The keynote speaker, Matthew Pillischer is an attorney, activist and filmmaker. He graduated from Bennington College with a degree in filmmaking in 2000. In 2010, he graduated from Temple University Beasley School of Law and is a licensed attorney in NJ and PA. In the 10 years between college and law school, he became an activist and worked with various organizations against racism and poverty. While in law school, he interned at a civil rights firm who was suing the Philadelphia Prison system for overcrowding conditions. He also worked with the PA Institutional Law project who advocated for prisoner’s rights. He became passionate about the issues and with some fellow activists began working on a 15 minute video regarding local prison overcrowding which became the documentary that takes on the entire criminal justice system. This documentary is currently being screened all over the country.
Stand Against Racism Event 12:00pm to 1:00pmTrenton Friends Meeting House142 E. Hanover Street, Trenton NJ