[act-ma] 10/15 Black, Proud, Latino, CCI Brown Bag Discussion (Wed)

Janet janet at communitychangeinc.org
Thu Sep 25 13:18:30 PDT 2008

Community Change Inc.
Brown Bag Anti-Racism Discussion Series 2008
Changing the Public Discourse around Race


October 8, 2008 (Wednesday)
12 noon – 1:30 pm
Community Change Library on Racism
14 Beacon Street, Room 605
Boston MA
This dialogue will highlight the African presence in Latin America  
and the Caribbean and the common legacies of people of African  
descent. We have made many contributions in the region that have been  
left untold. During this Hispanic Heritage month, we celebrate our  
History and our contributions to the development of the region. We  
will also discuss how we can address the racism within the Latino  
community and how we can serve as a bridge between Latinos and  
African Americans.

PRESENTER: YVETTE MODESTIN: Encuentro Diaspora Afro – Mobilize,  
Empower, Create Bridges of Understanding, is a grassroots  
organization anchored in the community of Boston and dedicated to  
dismantling racism, improving the lives of women and men of African  
descent, and creating a just society for all. http:// 

The current public discourse around race assumes that we live in a  
color-blind society where the American Dream is attainable by all  
individuals who work hard enough. This deeply flawed discourse  
obscures the racial disparities in employment, education, criminal  
justice, housing, health care, etc. and provides a powerful but  
faulty rationale for leaving our systems and institutions the way  
they are. The issues presented at the Community Change Brown Bag  
Discussion Series are concrete examples of the structural racism that  
affects the lives of all, most acutely communities of color. The 2008  
Series places these issues in their social/historical context and  
gives attendees a truthful discourse, as well as ways to put that  
discourse into action, in order to challenge institutional and  
systemic racism.

Please bring your lunch. Beverages will be provided. $5 contribution  
RSVP (617) 523-0555 or janet at communitychangeinc.org
Community Change, Inc 617-523-0555 www.communitychangeinc.org
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