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We will discuss the erasure of Black vegans and Black veganism from our socio-cultural conversations about who is vegan and what is means to be vegan. This class will consider why mainstream media has historically depicted veganism as a largely white and elite practice.
We will review the history and origins of critical race theory (CRT) as an academic discipline, discuss the facts, and dispel the myths that have made CRT a hot topic and center of socio-political debate.
In this live workshop, participants will be guided through the narrative and needs statement writing of an active grant proposal that they bring to the session.
This session will explore the history of the CLT movement, how CLTs fight gentrification and displacement, the ways different communities have used CLTs in creative, powerful ways, and share the work of Rochester's own CLT, City Roots.
Hear experiences, testimonials and insights from medical providers around recent innovations and improvements in the field of palliative care and hospice as it relates to Black and brown communities of color.
Let's take a closer look at what it means to decolonize the way we speak and how the English language colonizes our thinking. Together we will discuss how language has been used as a tool for oppression while examining methods to reclaim language.