Racial Justice & Civil Rights

9/13 Community After Charlottesville- a town hall meeting

People for the Power of Love (PFPL) and YWCA Wausau would like to invite you to attend

“Community After Charlottesville: A Town Hall Meeting”

The recent events in Charlottesville have brought about much concern and fears in our local community regarding the possibility of hate groups coming to demonstrate in Wausau and the surrounding areas. We’ve seen an increase in the number of individuals in our community proudly displaying confederate flags on their vehicles and homes. There are local hate groups holding events already in our backyards. Where are they, you ask? Come find out at our upcoming town hall meeting and help to make our community safer.

This town hall meeting will focus on addressing three main points:

-How prepared are we as a local community to deal with hate groups such as the KKK, White nationalists, white supremacists, and neo-nazis that may decide to demonstrate in our area?
-Free speech vs. hate speech: When is freedom of speech no longer free speech?
-Policy perspective: What local policies do we currently have in place that address these concerns?

A panel of local community leaders will be joining us to share their perspectives. We also want to hear your thoughts, questions, and ideas. Please join us on Wednesday, September 13th. Due to limited space, please register at the following link so we can plan accordingly: ywcawausau.eventbrite.com