[act-ma] 5/08 CCI Brown Bag: The "Wright Problem" is a White Problem
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)
Community Change Library on Racism
14 Beacon Street, Room 605
Boston MA 02108
Please bring your lunch. Beverages will be provided. $5 contribution
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
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