YWCA USA Statement on Ferguson, MO Grand Jury Decision
The Ferguson, MO grand jury did not indict Officer Darren Wilson for the police killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager
STATEMENT FROM YWCA USA CEO DARA RICHARDSON-HERON, M.D.:
The YWCA has significant concerns about the unfortunate chain of events in Ferguson that led to the loss of human life. In order for true healing to take place in Ferguson and communities around the country, law enforcement agencies, churches and civil rights organizations must come together to restore faith in our justice system.
We hope that the Department of Justice’s investigation will offer the Brown family confidence that justice will be attained without bias. We ask that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder update the 2003 Guidance Regarding the Use of Race by Federal Law Enforcement Agencies without further delay.
Furthermore, it is imperative that Congress pass the End Racial Profiling Act, a bill that would require cultural competence policies and procedures for eliminating racial profiling. It is incumbent upon us all to utilize the tragic death of Michael Brown as an opportunity to cultivate a world that fosters peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
The YWCA will continue our efforts to ensure that the injustices brought to light in the Ferguson case lead to positive change and equality for all.
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05.24.2014 Southwest Sound Fest
Live Music, Food Trucks and Beer Garden.
Held at the Albuquerque International Balloon Museum.
La Cumbre will be tapping their speciality brew, Peek-A-Booby Porter tonight for this year's Toasts for TaTa's. Come down and enjoy a beer, or two, live music by The Rude Boy Expierement and yummy eats from Adough-be-Pizza food truck.
6pm till 9pm
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