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Days of Dialogue, Justice for Trayvon Martin

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What:      At 9 a.m., on Saturday, August 3, the Empowerment Congress will host Days of

Dialogue, to debate and discuss issues regarding Trayvon Martin’s tragic death and the recent exoneration of his killer, George Zimmerman. In small groups, participants will discuss a broad range of topics and reactions arising from this case.

When:      Saturday, August 3 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Who:        Days of Dialogue, the Empowerment Congress, Los Angeles County Board of

Supervisors Chairman Mark Ridley-Thomas, the Institute for Nonviolence in Los  Angeles

  

Background:   Throughout its 22-year history, the Empowerment Congress’ distinctive and     

  deliberate model of civic engagement has educated, engaged and

  empowered communities to achieve vital outcomes and impact public policy.

  Days of Dialogue began in 1995, after Los Angeles’ deeply divided reaction to

  the verdict in the O.J. Simpson trial revealed how differently the diverse

  communities of Los Angeles perceived matters of race and law enforcement.

  To quell escalating tensions, then-Los Angeles City Councilman Mark Ridley-

 Thomas called a meeting with civic leaders. Out of that meeting was born what is

                        now a Los Angeles tradition, Days of Dialogue.

 

 

 

Where:          Office of Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas

Exposition Park Constituent Service Center

700 Exposition Park Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90037

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