Racist & Political Repression
Anne Braden 1924-2006:
KY Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression
Part of the original mission of Black Studies was Community Education that the late J.Blaine Hudson, former Dean of Arts and Sciences at the University of Louisville did so well through the Saturday Academy and other methods. We will explore that legacy and how it can be continued.
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The Braden Center
3208 W Broadway Louisville, KY 40211
(502) 778-8130 fax (502) 778-8173 e-mail
In recent years, racism has increased in the Louisville community, as it has all over the country. White supremacy is embedded in the institutions of our society and explodes constantly in our daily lives. This continues to make our city a deeply divided community.
At the same time, there are ever-increasing numbers of people – both people of color and whites – who want to change this situation.
The mission of the Alliance is to bring the need and the people who want change together – and ultimately to build an anti-racist majority.
Racism destroys everyone. It stunts the lives of people of color, especially the young. And it destroys whites, too, because it makes it impossible for us to build unity to solve pressing social problems that face us all.
We address specific instances of racism in the community:
Our approach is ACTION!!
We mobilize people of color and whites to take visible action together against specific instances of racism in our community. Our methods include direct action (demonstrations, picket lines, etc.), public forums, delegations to decision-makers, appearances at public meetings and hearings, letter-writing, phone calls, etc. We act in close cooperation with other concerned community groups. No one such battle will solve the whole problem – but in each, we take a step along the way and begin to change the atmosphere.
We have been working to end racism in Louisville since the 1950s,
and are a part of the National Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression, which has been fighting this battle across the country since the early 1970s.
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Events with Contacts