Understanding Structural Racism | November 27

540WMain Communiversity presents:

Understanding Structural Racism

Tuesday November 27 // 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.:
1. Housing
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.

E-mail questions to: info540westmain@gmail.com
For more information on other events at 540WMain, visit: www.540westmain.org

Published by Calvin Eaton

(he/his/him) Calvin Eaton aka theglutenfreechef (www.theglutenfreechefblog.com) Calvin Eaton is a community educator, digital content creator, and social entrepreneur, whose area of expertise includes antiracism, inclusion, equity, curriculum writing, and higher education. In 2016 Mr. Eaton founded 540WMain Communiversity a grassroots non-profit community education and event space (www.540westmain.org) with a commitment to enrich the Susan B. Anthony Preservation district as well as connect greater Rochester to the neighborhood through antiracism, arts & culture, and wellness education.

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