Gil at MFSA Teach-In, August 27, Washington D.C.

"CLIMATE OF SUSPICION: THE CRIMINALIZATION OF RACE IN AMERICA"Panel discussion presented by the Methodist Federation for Social Action

Tuesday, August 27, 4-5:30 pm Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church 900 Massachusetts Ave, NW Washington D.C.

The "Criminalization" of any group of people, because of who they are, is Criminal. In my "old age", (80 in October), I am seeking in my thinking and writing to break out of the silos that cause us in our justice work to think/act in narrow and exclusive ways about racism, sexism, heterosexism, classism, etc. Also, I am thinking more and more about how we get at root, influential causes of our prejudice, bigotry and hatred. We move from combatting ism to ism, and back again, without assessing and confronting that, that births "ism", thinking and acting.