Why are we protesting for racial justice? A look at historical and contemporary police violence, mental health and religion.
Gain a greater understanding of the protests around racial justice we have seen across the United States. Learn about the history of police violence in St. Louis as documented through archival data from the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri and its connection to contemporary incidents of fatal shootings of civilians by the police. Discuss the impact of exposure to police violence on psychological well-being, and the role of religion as a protective factor.