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Calling In the Call Out Culture
February 1, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm ESTFree
What is Calling Out? Calling someone out is the public practice of criticizing a person or a group for something they’ve said or done that you think is politically incorrect. We all call people out by naming instances or patterns of oppressive behaviors and language use by others to seek accountability. Calling In means learning and selecting practices that invite people in for conversations with people who have different ideas about social justice work. Calling In requires a commitment to recognize and support each other’s strengths, and to consciously help expand another’s perspectives. It is about working together to find and reach shared goals for building a human rights movement.
Loretta J. Ross, Visiting Associate Professor, Program for the Study of Women and Gender, Smith College, Northampton, MA. Professor Ross has been an activist and social change organizer since the 1970’s, working at many organizations, including among others, the D.C. Rape Crisis Center, the National Organization for Women (NOW), the National Black Women’s Health Project, the Center for Democratic Renewal (National Anti-Klan Network), and the National Center for Human Rights Education. She retired as an organizer in 2012 to teach about activism. Her passion transforms anger into social justice to change the world. She is the author of several books.