This is a regular monthly meetup on Current Events (**NO prior attendance required). We have these sessions in an effort to stay abreast of local, national, and global anti-racism issues together as a community. It can get overwhelming trying to keep up with all the stories, events, anniversaries, policies, and debates that touch on racial justice in some way. Let's pool our collective knowledge and discuss what's going on - locally, nationally, and globally - within the realm of anti-racism. This will be a great opportunity to share our sources, our stories, and our knowledge to keep everyone informed of the way things are changing, and unfortunately, the many ways in which things are staying the same.
The topics will change from month to month depending upon what's happening in the world, but many stories may carry over. Considering a current event you'd like to discuss at the meeting? Have a helpful article you'd like to share? Want to look at a story from an unexplored angle? Know of a local story/action/event that may not be getting coverage? Great!
We encourage each participant to come to this session prepared to share your thoughts and knowledge on one event in particular. Please write the topic in the comments area so others will know what you've chosen. Overlap is fine, though! If you know of ways people can get involved related to your event or others, bring that information as well.
If you don't come prepared, you can listen, learn, and participate in discussing what others bring.
We'll do our best to incorporate the following four aspects around each event we came prepared to talk about:
1) Sharing information and thoughts on the event.
2) Suggesting ways we can get involved related to the event.
3) Sharing ways we've engaged with other people in regards to the event.
4) Posting things on social media related to the event.
If time allows, we'll check in about other events we know something about or talk more about effective ways to engage other people in discussions of these events.
Hope to have you join us!
Accessibility Information: Community Change, Inc. is wheelchair accessible with the following limitations. The door to the building is heavy and does not have a button to open it. The elevator doors are slightly more than 30 inches wide. The fourth floor bathrooms are not wheelchair accessible, but the first floor bathroom is. Please let us know your needs so we can help make the event accessible for you.
Note: We welcome bike riders, though there are not many good spots for parking bikes, and bicycles are prohibited in the building. We apologize for the inconvenience.
I am a white female, in my 40's. I want to do what I can to confront racism in the world.