On Monday, March 21st, from 7:00-8:30 p.m., leaders from Black Alliance & Social Empowerment (B.A.S.E.) will be given an in-depth presentation. B.A.S.E. is a nonprofit community and volunteer organization that provides events, community information-sharing, connection, support, and resources that work towards the well-being and advancement of Black residents living in Southern Oregon. You can learn more about them at their website (https://baseoregon.org).
We will have an opportunity to learn from them about the history of law enforcement racism, which includes the KKK, in our state, valley, and town. They will also address the relationship between the Black and Jewish communities and the importance of us working together to combat white supremacy.
They will also talk about the B.A.S.E. Racial Equity Liaison program, which seeks to establish a Liaison between Rogue Valley law enforcement agencies and its Black residents. The goal is to create accountable and transparent relationships as well as cultivate equitable law enforcement policies. You will hear details of this creative program and considerable progress towards making it a reality.
The program is being hosted by Temple Emek Shalom, in a presentation format, and will be available on teslive.emekshalom.org. You do not need to sign up in advance for the presentation or have a special link.