[act-ma] 5/20 Undoing the Silence: CCI Brown Bag Discussion (Tues)

Janet janet at communitychangeinc.org
Tue Apr 22 11:47:59 PDT 2008


Community Change Inc.

Brown Bag Anti-Racism Discussion Series 2008

Changing the Discourse around Race

UNDOING THE SILENCE:
Writing for Social Change Action

MAY 20, 2008 (Tuesday)
Noon—1:30 p.m.

Community Change Library on Racism
14 Beacon Street, Room 605
Boston MA 02108

  Activist writer and longtime advocate for peace and justice LOUISE  
DUNLAP will present her book, Undoing the Silence, written to help  
citizen activists, scholars and professionals use their writing for  
social change. She will discuss the role structural racism plays in  
our silencing and how can all of us become more effective voices for  
transformation.

          "A valuable, beautifully written resource, this book will  
certainly inspire and unleash critical thinking and writing for  
social change - both for activists who never imagined they could be  
writers and for seasoned writers in need of renewal.”
Shamim Meer Activist Writer and Researcher, South Africa

  Please bring your lunch. Beverages will be provided. $5  
contribution requested.
RSVP (617) 523-0555 or ernestine at communitychangeinc.org

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.

Community Change, Inc 617-523-0555 www.communitychangeinc.org
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