Debrief on the Recent Faith-Based Network Event on Ending Systemic Racism - 11.19.21 Friday Forum

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The conveners of the Program, the ICUJP Advocacy/Outreach and Ending Systemic Racism working groups, which collaborated in putting on the recent network-launching program (watch video here) will lead a debriefing discussion of the presentations and small group discussions. We will discuss next steps to followup on the program, which was designed to help build an ongoing network of faith based groups that are challenging systemic racism, in order to combine and reinforce each others' efforts with the goal of reaching a critical mass that could have a material impact.


Michael Novick is a member of Anti-Racist Action-LA, United Teachers Los Angeles-retired, and Jewish Voice for Peace-LA, a board member of ICUJP, and chair of the Local Station Board at KPFK. He was the convenor of the Program working group of ICUJP, that collaborated with the Advocacy/Outreach and Ending Systemic Racism working groups in putting on the recent networking event. He is also on the editorial and production crew of Change Links community calendar, which was a co-sponsor.

Carolfrances Likins is a writer, a poet, an activist and a retired elementary school teacher. She is a board member of ICUJP as well as its outreach/advocacy committee chairperson. She also is active with the Harlem-based IFCO/Pastors for Peace (Inter religious Foundation for Community Organization) to recruit students from medically underserved communities to study community-based health care in Cuba so they can graduate with their medical degrees debt-free and return to serve in underserved communities.

Fernando Fernando is a longtime community progressive activist, resident of Los Angeles for 50 years, an Antiwar Veteran, and a former member of Veterans for Peace Marching with Answer Coalition, stopping U.S. war machines everywhere. The former L.A. County Commissioners on Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs and Alcohol for 20 years, Fernando served as a chair on the Planning and Budget Committee to Bridge the Gap Between Government and Communities(for 2 years). He is a former spokesperson for four major organizations, including CHIRLA, Pilipino Workers Center, Garment Workers Center, and KIWA in defending Immigrant Rights. He is also a former Steering Committee member of the March 25th Coalition that lead General Strike in Los Angeles. Currently, Fernando is working on "Ending Systemic Racism " with ICUJP. 


7:30 - 7:35  Log in and socialize
7:35 - 7:45  Welcome and brief introductions 
7:45 - 7:50  Reflection (5 min. maximum)
7:50 - 9:15  Program and Q&A
9:15 - 9:20  Announcements
9:20 - 9:30  Closing circle and prayer


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Reflection: Rose Leibowitz
Facilitator: Michael Novick
Zoom host: Carolfrances Likins

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November 19, 2021 at 7:30am - 9:30am
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