Wednesday December, 09 2020
08:00PM - 09:00PM EST
This is the fifth of an ongoing series of affinity gatherings for white and non-Black people of color to discuss anti-racism, and the actions we can take to build accountability. The expectation is that members are actively engaging in anti-racism outside of these discussions and that this is a supplemental…See more
This is the fifth of an ongoing series of affinity gatherings for white and non-Black people of color to discuss anti-racism, and the actions we can take to build accountability. The expectation is that members are actively engaging in anti-racism outside of these discussions and that this is a supplemental space to explore topics in a way that does not burden the oppressed members of our communities with educating us on the ways of our oppression. The December discussion will focus on the topic of "Real World Experiences Calling Out vs. Calling In". The materials serve as a basis for discussion on when to call-out vs. call-in while the discussion itself will center around learning from our respective experiences putting these techniques into practice. In light of the increased number of family gatherings around the holidays the goal is to touch on topics ranging from how to deal with blatantly racist family members to addressing more subtle microaggressions. Additional resources can be found at bit.ly/antiracistallhandsSee 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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