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February 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm CST
CCS joins again in celebrating Black History Month. But we cannot celebrate without also lamenting that in their amazing journey of courage, legacy, and contribution, oppression and microaggressions are still happening today. With the celebration, we join in naming the systemic and mostly inadvertent ways we participate, despite our good intentions.
You are invited to join us on February 20 (5pm Central, 6pm Eastern, 4pm Mountain, 3pm Pacific, 7pm Atlantic) for an online conversation based on Robin DiAngelo’s book Nice Racism: How Progressive White People Perpetuate Racial Harm (Beacon Press, 2021). This is a thought-provoking and challenging book that CCS students wrestled with as part of the recent Power & Privilege learning circle We will introduce some of the key concepts and invite students to share some of their reflections and learnings, before engaging participants in conversation about their experiences with “nice racism”.
Lamentation without self-examination and systemic examination, or reflection without a commitment to become allies in addressing and interrupting racism, will not lead to transformation. We will encourage participants to think about how to continue with mutual commitment and deep analysis.
This online event is free. Please register to receive a link.