For Immediate Release
Moving Forward Gulf Coast’s Black Men & Boys Initiative
Adds value to Racial Profiling at “Faces of Profiling” National Conference Call
New Orleans, Louisiana- The Black Men & Boys Initiative (BMBI) at Moving Forward Gulf Coast, Inc. is helping to shape a new future for Black Men and Boys in New Orleans. And Executive Director, Trupania Bonner has been invited to speak on a panel with nationally known advocates, to talk about how racial profiling impacts Black Men and Boys.
The Faces of Profiling call will take place on June 29, 2012 at 12pm CNT. For more information visit: http://www.rightsworkinggroup.org As a part of Racial Profiling: Gender and LGBTQ Awareness Week, the Racial Profiling: Face the Truth campaign is hosting a conference call to explore the intersections of race, gender, and sexual orientation as they correlate to racial and religious profiling in our communities. Speakers will discuss the impact of racial profiling on immigrant women, women and men of color and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people of color across the country. Don’t miss this exciting call where we connect more dots to recognize the inherent commonalities in our movement to end racial profiling.
- Ai-jen Poo, National Domestic Workers Alliance
- Andrea Ritchie, Street Wise and Safe
- Paulina Hernandez, Southerners on New Ground
- Trupania Bonner, Moving Forward Gulf Coast, Inc., BMB 2025
- Pabitra Benjamin, Rights Working Group (Moderator)
Rights Working Group (RWG) formed in the aftermath of September 11th to promote and protect the human rights of all people in the United States. A coalition of more than 330 local, state and national organizations, RWG works collaboratively to advocate for the civil liberties and human rights of everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, citizenship or immigration status.
This national group identified Racial and religious profiling as a pervasive problem that affects many communities across the country. RWG public statements assert that:
In addition to targeting the African American community, racial and religious profiling also affect a broad range of communities, including Native American, Latino, Arab, Muslim and South Asian communities. Not only is racial profiling humiliating and degrading for the people subjected to it, it is unconstitutional, it is an ineffective law enforcement practice, and it damages community security.
RWG’s Racial Profiling: Face the Truth Campaign seeks to win reforms in local, state and federal policies to end the practice of racial profiling by law enforcement. Racial profiling is an ineffective law enforcement practice and it is often the entry point into a broad range of other human rights violations. RWG sees the fight against racial profiling as a part of a broader struggle to achieve racial justice and human rights for everyone in the United States.
Moving Forward’s Black Men and Boys Initiative multi-year initiative is composed of strategic community and national campaigns that focus on issues of critical impact on the ability of Black Men & Boys to live their best lives. Programs and campaigns of this initiative work toward one shared vision of helping to make the greater New Orleans a place where Black Men & Boys can thrive. For more information visit: www.movingforwardgc.org