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A.C.T.O.R (A Continuing Talk on Race)-Alternatives to Calling the Police
14th & V | Langston Room | November 5, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The A.C.T.O.R. (A Continuing Talk on Race) open discussion series is hosted by Busboys and Poets as a community service. It provides the opportunity for people to come together and speak openly and honestly about issues of race. The intent is that each person walks away from the discussion feeling something: challenged, educated, uncomfortable, enlightened, refreshed, reassured and hopefully inspired and moved to action! Each month there is a new topic for discussion.

This month's topic:


Margaret Ringler, Leonid Liu, Marianne Baldwin, Molly Maddra and Sal Shabazz are an ad-hoc collection of concerned citizens living in the Petworth neighborhood of Washington DC.  Like many of us, they were concerned about the disproportionate numbers of Black, Brown, Queer and otherwise marginalized groups being targeted by police and the dangers that sometimes accompany police involvement.  They have held a few workshops on alternatives to calling the police, which have revealed that making Petworth safe for all will require sustained community building and organizing. Join us to discuss their story and to continue the conversation.    

Free and open to all. 

A.C.T.O.R. is held on the first Sunday of every month at Busboys and Poets 14th & V from 5:00 PM-7:00 pm.

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