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Systemic Racism
and Politics
During the Pandemic

Thursday September 10, 2020 at 7:00pm

 

We are excited and delighted that our good friend Brian Corr has agreed to be our speaker when the CDCC meets online to kick off the fall campaign on September 10th.

Brian Corr speaks on systemic racism

You know Brian as the esteemed Chair Emeritus of the Cambridge Democrats, but oh there is so much more. Until last year Brian served as president of NACOLE, the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement, and before that worked as the first statewide field organizer for the ACLU of Massachusetts, where among other accomplishments he organized a task force focused on civilian oversight in response to allegations of police misconduct and racial profiling in the City of Lawrence, Mass. He has also served on the board of the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, a Boston-area nonprofit that assists and empowers both families who have lost children to homicide and families whose children have taken a life — while conducting education and advocacy work to raise awareness of the causes and consequences of violence on individuals, families, and communities.

Brian is also a member of the Massachusetts Democratic State Committee, has chaired the advisory board of the Haiti Development Studies Center at UMass Lowell since 2016, and… well, you get the idea. This guy is awesome. Brian is stepping forward to take on one of the most pernicious and intractable strains of American life and history, and so he will speak to us on the topic: "Systemic Racism and Politics During the Pandemic"

Sadly the coronavirus still walks among us, so the meeting will be a Zoom videoconference that you can attend with your computer, tablet, smartphone, or even by calling in on your landline telephone if you're feeling old-school. Details of how to connect have been sent to the CDCC email list, and the meeting will also be live-streamed on YouTube Live and Facebook Live if you'd like to watch without participating.

This is our annual budget meeting, so we will take care of passing a budget and then take on more fundamental economic issues of housing as we debate and vote on a proposed resolution of support for Massachusetts House Bill H.3924, "An Act Enabling Local Options for Tenant Protections," which would remove the state's prohibition on rent control and provide tenant and foreclosure protections.

Where and When:

Thursday September 10th at 7:00pm
(wards may meet virtually at 6:30)
Location is wherever you happen to be!

Agenda:

I. Approve minutes of previous meeting
II. Officer reports
III. Budget discussion and approval
IV. Debate and vote on H.3924 resolution
V. Brian Corr speaks about systemic racism
VI. Announcements
VII. Adjourn