Every time I talk about racism, I feel like I’m going to throw up.
What if I make a mistake?
What if I offend someone?
I was taught not to talk about race in polite conversation.
I was also taught to always be polite.
So, talking about racism has always been at least impolite
and at most taboo.
And that is how we don’t progress. We never talk about it.
So, I’m proposing that you do. We do.
I’m proposing that you get uncomfortable
and potentially nauseous.
Please join me in discussing racism
and ending it.
Yes, there’s a time commitment.
And that time commitment is very worthwhile.
Please join me from 7-8:30pm on
Thursdays, December 3rd, 10th & 17th.
Eradicating Racism: A Path Forward* is a series of three 90-minute Zoom sessions with the goal of assisting individuals to eradicate racism in their community through creating safe, healing learning environments to understand the complexity of racism and develop implementable strategies to address/repair the harm it has caused.
These sessions include pre-work (watching a video), brief presentations by experts, and ample time to explore these complex issues in small groups, designed to foster safe and open discussion. The learning sessions will be held from 7:00 – 8:30 pm EST via Zoom and are free of cost.
We ask participants to commit to all three sessions:
Session 1, Thursday, December 3rd: The Complexity of Systemic Racism
Session 2, Thursday, December 10th: The Notion of White Privilege
Session 3, Thursday, December 17th: The Psychological Costs of Racism