The Committee for Racial Justice will hold its
September 8th Workshop in the Thelma Terry
Room in Virginia Avenue Park, rather than in
the Church In Ocean Park where it usually meets.
The subject of the workshop is “Know Your Rights,”
a follow-up on racial profiling concerns that
were raised at last month’s “Day of Dialogue” ex-
amination of the murder of Trayvon Marin.
The workshop is designed to educate young people,
parents and community members on how to protect
and defend themselves when confronted by law en-
forcement personnel, private security guards or
Virginia Avenue Park, is located at 2200 Virgin-
ia Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90404. A potluck sup-
per will be served at 6pm and the program will
begin at 6:30pm.
The presenters will be Nana Gyamfi, attorney,
radio show host, professor and human rights act-
ivist. who has given community workshops on le-
gal rights and Pan-African culture with passion,
wit, and clarity for the past two decades, and
Tony Murphy, a science teacher at SAMOHI & San-
ta Monica College.
Murphy is currently working to bring a study of
constitutional rights into the classroom. Given
the national protests following the “not guilty”
verdict in the George Zimmerman trial and the
efforts in many states to strip citizens of
their voting rights, civil and constitutional
rights should be an integral part of all school