Conversations on Race: Anti-Oppression Work on a Spectrum
May 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Abbot Public Library and the Marblehead Racial Justice Team are presenting “Continuing Conversations on Race” on Zoom on Monday, May 17th from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm.
Access the Zoom event at 7:00 pm on Monday, May 17th by visiting this link or by dialing +1-929-205-6099 from the New York Time Zone (if you’re in a different time zone, find out what number to call here) and entering the following Meeting ID: 463 613 7679.
One of the challenges of anti-racism and anti-oppression work is labeling people and behavior as racist and anti-racist, and the feelings of defensiveness those labels can sometimes cause. While clear and direct naming of the truth of racism and racist actions is an important and powerful tool, it can also be helpful to consider our anti-racism work as a skill set, with each of us having different levels of skills and abilities that exist on a spectrum. In this framing, like with most skills, if we spend time and effort, we can increase our skill level in our anti-racism work.
These ongoing conversations are a safe and welcoming place in which we explore our own privilege and biases, our questions, and continue to learn and grow by hearing each other’s stories so that we can best make a difference. It is a place for listening, conversation, and engagement. Please join us for an invigorating conversation!
This event is cosponsored by the Abbot Public Library and the Marblehead Racial Justice Team.