Racial Justice Action Group
The Racial Justice group is dedicated to educating, organizing, and mobilizing Havertown-area residents to raise awareness about racial injustice and work for a community that is equitable for all. Action ideas include: trainings, book clubs, yard signs, "Hate Has No Business Here" signs, film screenings, interracial discussion forums, and community-police relations building, interracial discussion forums, and community police relations building. Some of these actions are already underway, and others are still in the works. More ideas and people committed to taking action are always welcome!
Here are some of our accomplishments:
On Thursday, April 19, 2018, H-CAN's Krista Malott circulated and spoke at the School District of Haverford Township school board meeting about the Racial Justice Group's report on racial tension in our schools and recommendations to combat it. H-CAN members came out to the school board meeting in force to support.
On September 26, 2018, the Philadelphia Inquirer published their article “Haverford Schools to face charges of racial harassment at public forum.” The article highlights the Diversity and Inclusion report that members of H-CAN’s Racial Justice group presented to the Haverford school board.
On Sunday, May 20, 2018, H-CAN's Racial Justice action group held a forum on Race and Education Inequity at H-CAN's monthly meeting. Speakers included Maura McInerney from the Education Law Center, Larry Feinberg from the Keystone State Education Coalition, Asheq Fazlullah and Nicole Johns from POWER, and Bonnie Koss from Social FUNdraising and Gatherings.
On May 1, 2018, the Delco Times published the article "Report Charges Racism Is Rampant in Haverford and Its Schools" to report on the Diversity and Inclusion report that H-CAN's Racial Action Group delivered to the School District of Haverford Township at the April 19, 2018 school board meeting.