[act-ma] 7/29 Racism Thrives in a "Post-Racial" Society (Wed)
janet at communitychangeinc.org
Wed Jul 22 13:00:40 PDT 2009
Community Change, Inc.
Brown Bag Anti-Racism Discussion Series 2009
Changing the Public Discourse around Race
Please join us for a
IN A “POST-RACIAL” SOCIETY
July 29, 2009 (Wednesday)
12 noon – 1:30 pm
Community Change Library on Racism
14 Beacon Street, Room 605
Boston MA 02139
On Thursday July 16, noted Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates was
arrested at his home in Cambridge after a Cambridge police officer,
alerted to a possible break-in at the house, appeared at the
professor’s front door and demanded to see his identification.
Please join Community Change staff and friends for a community
conversation about this and other recent events (such as what
happened at the Valley Swim Club) that demonstrate, unequivocally,
that racism is alive and hurting children, adults, and communities in
the age of Obama.
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
Please bring your lunch. Beverages will be provided. $5 contribution
RSVP REQUIRED (617) 523-0555 or janet at communitychangeinc.org
Community Change, Inc 617-523-0555 www.communitychangeinc.org visit
us on FACEBOOK!
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