Save the Date & Host a Conversation: Night of 1,000 Conversations February 22 – 28, 2010
- In East Haven, CT, the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating the East Haven Police Department after concerned citizens filed complaints about the Department’s profiling and harassment of Latinos.
- “I believe in racial and ethnic profiling,” said Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) on January 21, 2010 at the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing.
- On January 3, 2010, the Transportation Security Administration revised their airport screening guidelines to target travelers from 14 predominantly Muslim countries for extra security checks.
Join the Racial Profiling: Face the Truth campaign for the Night of 1,000 Conversations to promote awareness and take action against racial profiling. Racial profiling is ineffective and unconstitutional. It is a degrading practice and continues largely unchecked, violating the human and civil rights of those targeted.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
- Host a Conversation with your family, friends, colleagues, or community to learn more about the devastating impact of racial profiling and what you can do about it.
- Visit www.nightof1000conversations.org for a toolkit, conversation resources, and more information.
For more information, please contact Tong Lee at 202-591-3300 x 102 or TLee@RightsWorkingGroup.org