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Learn more about our guests from Murdered in Mississippi, Mayhem in Philly: Youth & Hate Crimes in “Post-Race” America, 8/31/2011:
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Cassandra Welchlin is organizing a community response to the murder of James Craig Anderson. Mississippians Together for Justice, Action and Fairness are working to build justice, education, racial understanding and accountability. Click here for a Jackson Free Press story about a recent march.
Jim Wells is one of the founders of Blackboard Labs, which works to create social change by empowering Philadelphia youth through creative arts programming rooted in hip-hop culture. You can contact the organization at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow them on Twitter @bblphilly. The organization’s first album, written and composed by Philadelphia youth is “The Debut,” is available on iTunes, eMusic and Amazon MP3.
Mukaji Gigiambla is a member of Philadelphia Coalition of the Heart, which is working with Philadelphia youth to be accountable and create long term solutions to conditions contributing to and impacting the flash mob violence in the city. To contact the coalition, email email@example.com.
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