RACISM IS REAL Dialogue Series

An ongoing series of conversations with Roots of Justice trainers and friends about important topics.

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Colorizing Restorative Justice

Several authors with a chapter in the new book, “Colorizing Restorative Justice,” talk about how the field of restorative justice has missed the mark when it comes to racial justice and give directions to move forward. With Erica Littlewolf, Michelle Armster, and Christianne Paras, moderated by Lorraine Stutzman-Amstutz.

White Men: Missing in Action

The Roots of Justice White male trainers and friend, Tobin Miller Shearer, had conversation about the intersections of privilege. Watch it here or over at Facebook. One viewer, a woman of color, didn’t think she would watch because “no one wants to hear a bunch of clueless, arrogant white men talk about race.” But she
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Black women talk back, July 23

Black Women Talk Back

As part of the RACISM IS REAL Dialogue Series, the ROJ Black women trainers gathered to discuss hot topics impacting Black women. Watch it here or on Facebook where you can interact with the comments. With Calenthia Dowdy, Michelle Armster, Regina Shands Stoltzfus, Jessica Rodriguez Becker, Yvonne Platts, Chantelle Todman Moore, and Latiaynna Tabb.

Images, Aspirations, and Lies We Tell Our Children

We’re pleased to offer the recording of this panel discussion. You can watch here (YouTube) or on Facebook where you can view the running discussion. Here is a list of books recommended by the panelists. Monica Martinez, “The Injustice never leaves you”
 Natalia Molina, “How race is made in America”
 Johanna Fernandez, “the Young Lords:
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Moving From Karen to Committed. A caucus-type panel discussion for female-identified white people who want to work for racial justice.

Moving from “Karen” to Committed

This is the recording of Moving from “Karen” to Committed, part of the RACISM IS REAL Dialogue Series hosted by Roots of Justice. The panel of white, female-identified people discuss how white women have historically benefited from and perpetuate systemic racism — and what we can bring to the current work and conversation. How do we
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Front Porch Conversation II

Picking up from last week, ROJ trainers continued the virtual front porch chat about race, racial justice, policing, and protest.

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Porch Conversation I

Last evening, several ROJ trainers had a conversation “on the porch” about what’s going on. We streamed it on Facebook. We’ll probably do this some more in the coming weeks. Stay strong, people!

Anti-asian racism resources

Anti-Asian Racism Resources

Following up from our panel discussion on Anti-Asian Racism and COVID-19, we want to offer this resource list. “Asian Americans, Anti-Blackness, and COVID-19 (Part 1),” Liberated Together “Anti-Asian racism and COVID-19”, Jennifer Ho, 4/8/20, Colorado Arts and Sciences Magazine (UC Boulder) “Federal agencies are doing little about the rise in anti-Asian hate”, Alexia Fernández Campbell
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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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