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Progressive Club to hold monthly meeting

By Staff | Aug 12, 2020

PHOTO PROVIDED Jason Boeckman

The Progressive Club of the Islands will hold its virtual monthly meeting on Aug. 20 at 4 p.m.

The guest speaker is Jason Boeckman, organizer with the Southwest Florida Chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice. He will discuss the mission of SURJ, a national network of white allies committed to the movement for racial justice, at a local level for Lee and Collier counties. It involves supporting local black-led movements and organizations through actions that advance the cause of racial justice, as well as focusing on education and training among white allies to engage in empathy-based dialogue.

A graduate of the Miami University in Ohio with a degree in public relations, Boeckman will delve into current policing problems, institutional racism and discuss details of the “Breathe” program.

To attend the meeting, email pcisancap@gmail.com to receive the Zoom link or watch live at www.facebook.com/pcisancap.

Annual dues for the Progressive Club are $30 for an individual or $60 for a couple. To renew a membership or join, mail a check payable to PCI to: PCI, P.O. Box 898, Sanibel, FL 33957.

For more information, contact 410-336-2612 or pcisancap@gmail.com.