The Time is Now!!!

The Time is Now!!!

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Restorative Justice CLT started this petition to Charlotte, Mecklenburg County

The Time is Now!!!

2021 Petition in Support of Restorative Justice for Charlotte-Mecklenburg

 

We support Commissioner Mark Jerrell’s call and framework for restorative justice for Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. We have a long history of discriminatory practices and policies against African Americans -- among them enslavement, redlining, Jim Crow laws, urban renewal, gentrification, and school and hospital segregation. They have caused great harm to all of us in every realm from health to wealth to jobs and education. We believe that the time is now to right historic wrongs – to acknowledge the harm, to invest in equity and restorative measures, and to perpetuate just systems for our future.

To sign on to this Restorative Justice for Charlotte-Mecklenburg petition click here:

Other things you can do:

Attend the virtual Restorative Justice Teach-In on April 13, 6:00 to 7:30 pm, https://www.facebook.com/events/188439396059240
Email County Manager Dena Diorio saying that restorative justice matters to you
Write your own County Commissioner and At-Large Commissioners about why the time is now for restorative justice in Charlotte-Mecklenburg
Sign up to speak at an upcoming County Commission meeting in support of Commissioner Jerrell’s framework (especially at the budget hearing on May 12th at 6:00 pm)
Talk to your neighbors, friends, family and clergy about why you care about restorative justice
Buy RJCLT (Restorative Justice CLT) clothing and other items to support the cause, https://www.rjclt.com/
Take a photo of you wearing the clothing and post on social media, #Restorativejustice4clt #RJCLT #thetmeisnowclt #stangreensponcenter
Like RJCLT and the Stan Greenspon Center on Facebook and follow us on social media
If your organization wants to join our coalition, please contact Rabbi Judy Schindler, schindlerj@queens.edu or Dr. Willie Keaton, williejkeaton@
 

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