Racial Injustice Focus of Progressive Club Meeting

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Jason Boeckman

The Progressive Club of the Islands, will hold a virtual meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20 featuring the Lee County Organization SURJ, Showing up for Racial Justice.

Jason Boeckman is one of the organizers of Lee County Showing Up for Racial Justice of Southwest Florida (SURJ SWFL). He will discuss the mission of SURJ, a national network of white allies committed to the movement for racial justice at a local level in both Lee and Collier counties. This involves supporting local black-led movements and organizations through actions that advance the cause of racial justice, as well as focusing on education and training among white allies to engage in empathy-based dialogue.

A graduate of Miami University in Ohio with a degree in public relations, Boeckman will delve into current policing problems, institutional racism, and discuss details of the “Breathe” program.

To attend or participate in the inter-active meeting, email pcisancap@gmail.com to receive the link at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20. You may also watch live on www.facebook.com/pcisancap. Annual dues for the Progressive Club are $30 for individual or $60 per couple. To join or renew your membership, mail a check payable to PCI, at PCI, P.O. Box 898, Sanibel, 33957. For more information contact 410-336-2612 or email pcisancap@gmail.com

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