540WMain Communiversity presents:
Understanding Structural Racism
Thursday November 1 // 6:30pm-8:30pm
This group facilitated discussion unpacks the components and meaning of structural racism in the United States and how the system continues to oppress marginalized voices in present day.
Three pillars of structural racism, its historical context, and how they affect persons of color in Rochester and beyond will be the foundation of this class which will include a mix of Q&A, presentation, and group learning.:
2. Prison System
3. Political Systems
Students will be tasked with challenging individual stereotypes, biases, and ways of being as well as developing actions they can individually and collectively take to dismantle these oppressive systems.
—> White community members are encouraged to attend but be prepared to be reflective, open minded, and allow the perspectives of non-whites to take center stage
—> $6 per person // Register and pay online
Proceeds support 540WMain Community Programming.
— This conversation may be triggering and uncomfortable for all especially for marginalized communities and women.
The goal is to move participants towards being educated, equipped and empowered as change agents to eliminate racism, sexism, harassment, and abuse against marginalized voices in our community.
Those deaf and hard of hearing are encouraged to register as interpreting services can be provided upon request, atleast 5 days notice before the start of class.
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