Eliminate Racism Board
Get to Know Us
Dick is the President for ER815. He has worked in many ares of social services. He suggests reading The People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn and says "If you read this book you will understand our country's history and know why we need to eliminate racism."
Rev. Kenneth Board
Kenneth Board is a retired pastor, former professor and has worked in management positions. He recommends watching Selma because "it reveals the horrors of white supremacy and how our local, state and national governments have conspired to maintain systemic racism and disparities for African American citizens."
Ann is the Corresponding Secretary for ER815. She recommends the movie 13th because it refers to the 13th Amendment of the Constitution and shows how the phrase "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime" has led to the American prison industry.
Marilyn is the Recording Secretary for ER815. Her background is in telecommunications and education. She recommends seeing the movie Respect and says that it "is a great movie to watch! It is grippingly entertaining and chronicles the early life and career of the Queen of Soul -- Aretha Franklin. Most importantly, it shows that if we have a gift we can push through adversity and personal tragedy to share our gift. It inspires us to "sing our song and give our gift!'"
Earle is the current Treasurer for ER815. Some of Earle's past and present professions have included electrician, photographer and videographer. He recommends reading The Beautiful Struggle by Ta-Nehisi Coates.
He has words, lots of ideas and music but just hasn't shared them here... more to come.