[act-ma] 5/27 A Framework for Equality & Justice (Wed)

Janet janet at communitychangeinc.org
Thu May 21 10:39:23 PDT 2009

Community Change Inc.
Brown Bag Anti-Racism Discussion Series 2009
Changing the Public Discourse around Race



This presentation will include discussion of rights-based framework  
for addressing the current impasse and injustice in Palestine and a  
brief workshop empowering groups interested in justice and equality  
to use an Anti-Racist framework and language to address this struggle.

May 27, 2009 (Wednesday)
12 noon – 1:30 pm
Community Change Library on Racism
14 Beacon Street, Room 605
Boston MA

Presenter: Salma Abu Ayyash is a Palestinian born in Jordan. She is  
co-founder of the Palestinian arts and culture organization  
www.Tawassul.org and the Boston Palestine Film Festival and is a  
local Palestinian rights activist. She is an Electrical Engineer by  
training. Salma is interested in education and was a high school math  
and science teacher in the Boston public school system. She currently  
does freelance Arabic-English translations. Salma is also interested  
in acting and directing and has been in a couple of small film  

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 2009  
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 requested.

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED!!! RSVP (617) 523-0555 or  
janet at communitychangeinc.org
Community Change, Inc 617-523-0555 www.communitychangeinc.org

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