Faith Leaders Demand Justice for Police Officers Experiencing Racial & Gender Discrimination on Dr. King’s 90th Birthday

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January 11, 2019

 

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Faith Leaders Demand Justice for Police Officers Experiencing Racial & Gender Discrimination on Dr. King’s 90th Birthday

 

Columbus, OH --  On Tuesday, January 15th at 10:30 a.m., faith leaders will demand justice for African American and women police officers experiencing discrimination, intimidation, and retaliation from their fellow officers. On Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 90th birthday, faith and community leaders will call for city officials to provide a fair and equitable work environment for the officers who serve our growing and diverse city.

Faith leaders originally gathered on the steps of city hall in October calling for seven specific changes in police operations. These expectations grew out of conversations between black and female police officers and their pastors. Meetings with Safety Director Pettus and Mayor Ginther followed in November and December.

WHAT:

Faith leaders stand in solidarity with police officers experiencing discrimination


WHEN:

Tuesday, January 15th at 10:30 a.m.

 

WHERE:

Social Justice Park

Cleveland Ave. and E. Broad St.

(next door to First Congregational Church, 444 E. Broad St.)

Columbus OH, 43215

 

WHO:

Fr. Charles Wilson, Rector, St. Philip's Episcopal Church

Minister Donnell Mohammed, Mosque #43, Nation of Islam

Jan Roberts, Retired, Columbus Police Department

Ms. Pamela Harris, Director of the Office of Ethnic Ministries, Diocese of Columbus

Cantor Jack Chomsky, Congregation Tifereth Israel

 

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