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Ben Frazier travels to the United Nations; Compost Jax; Jacksonville NAACP; The Move

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Claire Goforth
City officials believe the “fallacy,” said activist Ben Frazier, that they can “arrest themselves out of the problem."

Jacksonville activist and civil rights leader Ben Frazier has accepted an invitation to speak next Tuesday in Geneva, Switzerland, to the United Nations Committee to Eliminate Racial Discrimination. The United Nations has been the guardian of human rights across the planet for 77 years. This UN committee monitors human rights violations across the globe. Frazier plans to tell this committee that recent Florida laws can be defined as human rights violations.

Guest: Ben Frazier, local activist, Northside Coalition of Jacksonville.

Compost Jax

The City of Jacksonville recently approved a city compost facility. This is the first-ever commercial food composting company in Jacksonville.

Guest: Chris Kelcourse, head, North Florida Green Chamber of Commerce, and co-owner and CEO of Compost Jax.

Jacksonville NAACP

A coalition of groups recently filed for a preliminary injunction on behalf of the Jacksonville NAACP Branch, the Northside Coalition of Jacksonville and others. The goal is to halt implementation of political lines for City Council and School Board that the plaintiffs say are racially gerrymandered and dilute Black representation.

Guest: Isaiah Rumlin, president of the Jacksonville NAACP.

The Move

Cre8Jax publishes a biweekly list of the best events and places to check out around town. Catalina Selvagn gives us a breakdown of the best things to see and do in Jax.

Guest: Catalina Selvagn, local multimedia personality.

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Patrick Cantin is joining WJCT from the University of North Florida as a news intern for the fall 2020 semester.