Organizing During the Black Freedom Movement of the 1960’s
This group will meet 3 times and watch selections from films about this period, with an emphasis on learning about the organizing and base building that occurred then. Some reading included and connections to organizing for today.
The initial meeting is Wednesday, April 12th. Two other dates will be chosen by those attending. Contact, firstname.lastname@example.org
Topic/Title for Group: Health and Racial Justice
Dates: Thursdays -- April 6, April 27, and May 18
Time: 6:30 to 9:00pm
Location: Belair-Edison (Chesterfield Ave.)
Who to Contact and How: Emily Heinlein, email@example.com
Anything else to know?: Each time we meet, we'll spend about an hour watching an episode of Race: The Power of an Illusion, then discuss the connection to public health and health care. We'll also be reading and discussing articles related to health and racial justice.
There are times to prioritize our external work - protests, rallies, teach-ins, including many coming up - and there are times for our internal work - talking to family and friends, learning and educating ourselves. One way to work on educating ourselves is by joining a Spring Learning Group! Feel free to contact the facilitators and bring your friends!
Chronological History of Racism in Baltimore
Time: 1:00 pm potluck
Dates: Saturdays - March 18, April 22, May 20
Contact: Sarah Pain firstname.lastname@example.org
Masculinity, Patriarchy, and How it Relates to White Supremacy
Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Dates: Sundays - March 5, April 2, May 7
Contact: Jon: email@example.com, or Daniel: Daniel.firstname.lastname@example.org
More Information: This is targeted and about white men, however anyone is welcome to participate and contribute!
Parenting and Teaching Children to Stand for Racial Justice
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Dates: Sundays - March 5, March 26, April 9, April 30
Contact: Please fill out the following Google Form: https://goo.gl/forms/cYntnppqg0R1bYfR2
More Information: This will be a child-friendly space in which we will 1)discuss our own understanding of white supremacy culture as parents and teachers, 2) explore strategies for empowering children to stand for racial justice, 3) provide concrete exercises/curriculum/activities for children, and 4) develop personal goals to implement strategies in our homes and in our classrooms. We look forward to meeting with you!
Dear White Christians
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Dates: Sundays - March 12, April 2, May 7
Contact: Sarah Tupper email@example.com
More Information: We will be studying the writings of Jennifer Harvey that argue that justice-committed white Christians must turn to a reparations paradigm for understanding the race within the church.
White Women's Role in Perpetuating Racism
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Dates: Tuesdays - March 21, April 4, April 18, May 2, May 16
Contact: Beth Ashton firstname.lastname@example.org
More Information: The goal of this learning group is to create a space to explore the ways in which white women reinforce and perpetuate racism. Over the course of the five sessions, we will touch on topics such as: 1) the historical construction of white womanhood, 2) the intersection of internalized racial superiority and gender inferiority, 3) white women in the 'helping' professions, and 4) calling in white feminists to do racial justice work. There will be assigned readings for each session, as well as personal reflection. Sessions will be interactive and grounded in the reality of the lives of the participants. Since we are hoping to build a culture of trust and learning within our group, we ask that participants commit to all sessions. The group size will be limited and participation will be first come, first served.