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From Ferguson to Portland: Race and Police Accountability

On November 1, 2014 Pastor Robert White, president of Clergy United in St. Louis, MO spoke in Portland as part of a Race and Police Accountability Forum. Pastor White has been a major leader in the struggle for justice for Michael Brown, the unarmed African American teenager killed by Ferguson police in August 2014. White's distress at the response of Missouri police to the protests there is balanced by his optimism to make change, which he in part attributes to the solidarity work he witnessed visiting Portland.

The Albina Ministerial Alliance (AMA) Coalition for Justice and Police Reform organized the forum, the second half of which was a community update on the US Department of Justice lawsuit against the Portland Police for their excessive use of force. Members of the AMA Coalition's steering committee explain the background of the suit, the then-current status and historical background of police shootings of African Americans and killing of people with mental health issues.

This show was produced by Dan Handelman and taped by Chris Fuzell of Six-Ten Visuals, with assistance from PC Peri and April Adams. Streaming made possible by Albina Ministerial Coalition for Justice and Police Reform.

Part 1 (28:28):

For your information, the chapter breaks we assigned for this video are:

Part 1:

  1. 0:00: Opening Credits
  2. 1:15: Walidah Imarisha: A Pivotal Moment/Dr. T. Allen Bethel: Why Are We Here?
  3. 2:55: Rev. Dr. LeRoy Haynes: Ferguson, the Civil Rights Movement, and Pastor White
  4. 7:05: Pastor Robert White: Unity and Hope in Portland
  5. 8:30: Pastor White: This is the People's Problem, Our Problem
  6. 13:49: Pastor White: The Gap is Growing Wider
  7. 15:08: Pastor White: Militarized Police, Community Demands and Race Issues
  8. 18:50: Question/Pastor White: Struggles to Work Together in a Segregated City
  9. 20:52: Pastor White: Our Generation Gap, Solutions, and PTSD
  10. 23:37: Pastor White: Working with Groups Like "Lost Voices"
  11. 24:47: Question/Pastor White: The Church and the LGBT Community
  12. 26:53: Marilyn Keller: He Looked Beyond My Faults/End Credits
You can use these times to find a particular section if you want to jump to a certain portion of the show.

Part 2 (28:29):

For your information, the chapter breaks we assigned for this video are:

Part 2:

  1. 0:00: Opening Credits
  2. 1:15: Pastor White: This is Not a Revolution/ Working with Youth
  3. 3:53: Question/Pastor White: State Police Captain Who Marched with Protestors/ Walidah: Symptomatic of Larger Issues
  4. 6:40: Ashlee Albies & Shauna Curphey: US Dept of Justice Lawsuit Against Portland Police Bureau (PPB)
  5. 13:40: Dan Handelman: Profiling Statistics/ JoAnn Hardesty: Fairness Hearing & Fixing the PPB
  6. 15:22: Dr. Haynes: Historical Context
  7. 21:33: Dr. Haynes: Calling for a Special Prosecutor
  8. 24:11: Marilyn Keller: Eyes on the Prize/ End Credits

The whole show (VB #94.05&06) is available for a donation of $11 (DVD/VHS) plus $4 postage and is streaming on line at our full shows You Tube channel.

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