Claudia Rankine Speaking in Poetry

Zoom

Poetry as art, resistance, and truth-telling boldly confront and address human injustices. In this session, using contemplative (mindful) attentiveness, participants will communally read and reflect on selected stories on the consequence of race and skin color in Claudia Rankine’s Citizen: An American Lyric. Through a facilitated dialogue, the significance of these writings, given the current

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Mentoring Young People of Color SERIES

Zoom

This series has been cancelled. Gather with activist, teacher, musician, mentor Steven Hernandez for three group meetings during which young people of color can discuss what gives them strength, what challenges they face, what they need to keep going in the face of hard times, and what they need from mentors and peers. Come with

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Movement-Building and the Arts: How Music, Poetry, and Dance Inform, Inspire, and Energize Social Movements for Change

Countless movements for social and political change over the years have relied on artists to lead the way, inspire activism, change the narrative, stimulate discussion, and offer hope. Join in this interactive workshop as Leti facilitates what is sure to be a lively discussion on the reasons why and the ways that artists are moved

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Cross-Generational Dialogue: Talking and Listening So That Others Will Talk and Listen

Zoom

Dialogue across the generations can break down when Millennials feel that older adults are man-splaining or woman-splaining and not listening to their thoughts, feelings, or concerns. As activists working on social, political, economic, and environmental issues with passion and a commitment to create meaningful and lasting change, younger and older adults need each other, can …

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Reparations and Reconciliation: The Road to Healing

Zoom

What is white America’s responsibility to close gaps in the social conditions caused by slavery and the mistreatment of African Americans? In this workshop, we will make the case for justice and healing through reparations. We will discuss what reparations are, why they are important, and what forms they could take. Register Trainers: Amihan Matias

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Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism: What You Need to Know, What You Can Do

Zoom

This class will examine the structural and societal roots of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia in contemporary America. The trainers will lead an interactive and experiential workshop which will allow participants the opportunity to explore their own implicit biases, and identify ways in which they can be more effective allies to both the Jewish and Muslim communities.Register Trainers:Mehlaqa

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Who is Hip Hop? I Am Hip Hop!

Zoom

This class is designed to give participants an understanding of the different and complex elements of Hip Hop culture. Tem Blessed of Blest Energy will use Hip Hop as a tool to engage participants in meaningful discussions about issues of racism, sexism, classism, and personal responsibility in the context of Hip Hop music, artists, and

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Cross-racial Friendships: A Conversation with Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum and Dr. Andrea Ayvazian

Zoom

You are invited to listen in and then ask questions when this biracial pair talks about their 30+ year friendship. Honest about shared joys, hard patches, and difficult moments, Dr. Tatum and Dr. Ayvazian will discuss what has kept them close over many decades in the face of unexpected challenges, frank conversations about race, and …

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Circle Practice to Mark the Beginning of Spring

Zoom

Indigenous Circle Practice is a way to listen deeply, share openly, hold silence, and transform communities. We will gather in a (virtual) circle to mark the first day of Spring, sharing our feelings about this planet and the quiet turning of the Earth. Under the sensitive guidance of Strong Oak and her many years of

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Anti-Racism for Activists

Zoom

What do activists need to know about racism? How does racism impact you and/or your organization? What does it mean to be an ally? To be woke? Why are so many activist spaces so white? How do blame, shame and guilt get in the way of transformation? Come explore these questions with other activists in

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Men of Excellence

Zoom

In this highly interactive workshop, co-leaders Carlton and Kris will facilitate a discussion on issues of identity, empowerment, and activism. How do young men committed to social justice issues hone their leadership skills, step forward to organize in their communities, make change in their spheres of influence, and inspire others to join them in the

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Schools, Kids, Meals, and Justice: What You Can Do to Create Positive Change Within the System

Zoom

In this class, participants will discuss the meals offered to children in schools and how to create positive change within the system. We will work together to identify key opportunities and stakeholders within schools and discuss the challenges of moving programs forward. Class participants will learn how to push back against recently proposed changes to

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