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July 16, 2021 @ 2:35 pm - 3:55 pm
Materials for Session 1 – Friday, July 16, 2:35-3:55pm
Read How to be An Antiracist
Read chapters 1, 2, 14, 16
Definitions, Dueling Consciousness, Gender, Failure
Additional material for individual introspection section
Read the Combahee River Collective Statement
The Combahee River Collective Statement is an essay written in 1977 by a group of Black feminist Lesbians about Black Feminism.
Pre-session activity for individual introspection section
Think about this statement: “A protest is organizing people for a prolonged campaign that forces racist power to change a policy. A demonstration is mobilizing people momentarily to publicize a problem.”
Please add your thoughts to this Padlet (blue background) before the start of the first session on July 16. You can add your thoughts by clicking the pink circle with the white plus sign.
Answer this question: How have you used the words “demonstration” and “protest” interchangeably in the past? Are there upcoming events/actions you are planning that can benefit from clearer language?
Additional material for collective accountability section
Watch the video on Workplace Intersectionality
Kimberlé Crenshaw on workplace intersectionality is a 14 min video on YouTube, which moves a bit past “Intersectionality 101.”
Pre-session activity for collective accountability section
Think about this statement: “Racial history does not repeat harmlessly. Instead, its devastation multiplies when generation after generation repeat the same failed strategies and solutions and ideologies, rather than burying past failures in the caskets of past generations.”
Please add your thoughts to this Padlet (white background) before the start of the first session on July 16. You can add your thoughts by clicking the pink circle with the white plus sign.
Answer this question: Since the 18th century, racial reformers have been trying to educate away and love away racism. List three strategies that have been used over the years that have largely failed to defeat or eliminate racist policies and ideas. Why have these strategies continued to fail?