Wednesday October, 28 2020
08:00PM - 09:30PM EDT
This is the fifth of an ongoing series of affinity gatherings for white and non-Black people of color to dialogue around anti-racism, determine actions we can take, influence other white and non-Black people in our lives, and build accountability. We expect anyone who joins this group to be engaging…See more
This is the fifth of an ongoing series of affinity gatherings for white and non-Black people of color to dialogue around anti-racism, determine actions we can take, influence other white and non-Black people in our lives, and build accountability. We expect anyone who joins this group to be engaging in anti-racism outside of it as well by listening to Black people, lifting and spotlighting Black voices and learning from Black leaders. This is a supplemental space created so that we are not requiring Black people to be our continual teachers or to do the continual labor, and to create accountability structures for non-Black folks.
The October discussion will focus on the topics of police and prison abolition, and transformative justice. Suggested materials we will use as jumping off points for discussion are:
Additional resources can be found at bit.ly/antiracistallhands.See Less
This campaign exists to mobilize action and education towards anti-racist work and will be a space for white people and non-Black people of color to learn and unlearn without putting the burden and oweness on Black friends, acquaintances and public figures to do all the teaching. There is not enough accountability on those who benefit from white supremacy and it is a moment which requires intra-community work that is deep, meaningful, and has accountability structures. Those will be developed through gatherings so that we can speak up, speak out, and contribute to a massive and sustainable power redistribution in our culture and social structures.
We will engage with these materials and will dialogue and discuss the role race and white supremacy plays in our lives, how we can dismantle it, actions we can take in our day-to-day lives, and the accountability we need to keep this work ongoing. We will look critically at ourselves, our identities and our actions, and practice speaking about race in a space so that our learning and unlearning will not be triggering or retraumatizing to Black people. We will invite into the space other white people and non-Black POC to build a coalition and learn with and from one another, understanding that no one is expected to be an expert and that feedback when our actions do not align with our beliefs is welcomed.
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