[act-ma] 5/08 CCI Brown Bag: The "Wright Problem" is a White Problem

Janet janet at communitychangeinc.org
Mon May 5 11:19:06 PDT 2008


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

THE “WRIGHT PROBLEM” IS A “WHITE PROBLEM”
The Mainstream Press Reacts to the Audacity of Truth
Join CCI staff & friends for a discussion of the full text* of Rev.  
Dr. Jeremiah Wright’s speech to the National Press Club on April 28,  
2008 and the distortions of mainstream (white) press. Bring your  
thoughts, questions, comments, and ideas on actions for change!

MAY 8, 2008 (Thursday)
Noon—1:30 p.m.

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

*http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi- 
wrighttranscript-04282008,0,3593201.story
Please bring your lunch. Beverages will be provided. $5 contribution  
requested.

RSVP (617) 523-0555 or janet 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:  
617-523-0555                                                             
                        www.communitychangeinc.org
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