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Racism is Real Dialogue Series: Anti-Asian Racism and COVID-19, online panel discussion, Thursday, April 16, 7pm Eastern

Anti-Asian Racism and COVID-19

UPDATE: We now have the full video of our Racism Is Real Dialogue on Anti-Asian Racism and COVID-19. Thanks to all of our panelists! You can also download the participant chat (RTF file). Within a few months, the global pandemic has affected the lives of pretty much everyone on the planet, from Urban China to isolated
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Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday

This is the time of giving. So you have to figure out what non profits to give to. You all know that there has been an uptick in reported hate crimes in recent years. Also issues of gender oppression are rampant. Institutions and organizatiins need to go deeper than diversity trainings to become anti oppressive.
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Job Posting: Roots of Justice Executive Director

Job Posting: Roots of Justice Executive Director

Roots of Justice, Inc., a small nonprofit specializing in anti-oppression training and consulting, is seeking a part-time executive director. Applicants should send a resume with three references to roots@RootsOfJusticeTraining.org. An accompanying cover letter or separate sheet should include a brief description of the applicant’s analysis of oppression. Phone or video interviews will begin the week
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When the “voiceless” speak

(In response to the disruption of a Bernie Sanders campaign rally by Black Lives Matter activists in Seattle this week.) A phrase I dislike: ‘giving voice to the voiceless.’ I don’t like this because no one is voiceless. Everyone has a voice. When students write that phrase in their papers, I flag it, and comment
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Starting a New Story

by Conrad Moore Ignorance is bliss. White people can decide if and when they want to enter the discussion about systemic racism, or not. We need to go much farther than just conversations about race. It is time to get to the hard work of dismantling institutional racism. The YWCA’s Race Against Racism is merely
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New Independent Lens Documentary

Last week, PBS premiered a new documentary on racism as part of the Independent Lens program. The one-hour film, American Denial, uses the 1944 investigation of Swedish intellectual Gunnar Myrdal into “America’s race problem” as a way to highlight the disconnection between the stated values of US society (it’s citizens as well as its founding documents) and the lived reality of people of
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