This presentation seeks to make the audience aware of what justice/injustice looks like in American society. It will analyze the definition, meaning, and history of justice and injustice and give poignant examples of how others viewed or currently view justice in American society. It will discuss policies and laws that encouraged/perpetrated injustice. It will look at justice and injustice as not only a national problem but a local problem as well. It will encourage the audience to think about racial justice in areas of current American life and how in the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., how can they become "drum majors for justice?"
Covid-19 policies will be in effect throughout programming, please review the JES Covid-19 policy here. Patrons will need to show their vaccination cards or proof of a negative test. While Erie County remains on alert, masks will be required. Advanced registration is required for all JES events. Tickets will not be sold at or during events. This event is free to all with prior registration.
Johnny Johnson, M.Ed., is a native of Covington, GA, and has been a resident of Erie for 45 years. Mr. Johnson taught health and physical education at various middle and high schools in Erie’s Public Schools for more than 30 years before retiring. He coached many athletic teams and was the first African American to coach a varsity basketball team in Erie’s history. He earned his master’s degree in Curriculum and Administration in HPE from Slippery Rock University after earning his bachelor’s degree in education from Fort Valley State University. He is one of the founding members of the Harry T. Burleigh Society, has participated in numerous historical programs, and is the author of Erie African Americans in the 1880s.