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Rising 9th graders Jay Bowles and Karn Kaura started a campaign to support the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Having far exceeded their original goal of $3,500, they now hope to raise $18,650 in honor of Juneteenth, a holiday that celebrates June 19, 1865, the date the last enslaved African Americans were liberated. In their words, "We chose the NAACP Legal Defense Fund because it helps to provide justice for African Americans and people of color in court. We need to stand together, stand stronger, and help provide justice for those who have been mistreated, killed, abused and harassed because of the color of their skin.” These are the youngest guests ever featured on TakeOut with Ashley and Robyn. They possess profound composure, insight and wisdom. While we normally share bios of our guests, we invite you to listen and let their words speak for themselves.
More information about the work of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund:
Link to interview with Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors:
Additional CAA Amplify Town Hall content is available on social channels at @CAAamplify
The documentary “13th” regarding the history of racial bias in mass incarceration is available on Netflix
A comprehensive collection of information about Mahatma Gandhi is available here: www.mkgandhi.org