[act-ma] 7/29 Racism Thrives in a "Post-Racial" Society (Wed)

Janet 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


  															RACISM THRIVES


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  
systemic racism.

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  
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