'Undoing Racism' in Jackson

  • 05/19/2017
  • 8:00 AM
  • 05/20/2017
  • 4:00 PM
  • Tougaloo College
  • 11

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Undoing Racism is a two-day workshop presented by Dialogue Jackson in partnership with the People's Institute for Survival and Beyond. 

The workshop is sponsored in part by the Nissan Foundation.

Dates: May 19-May 20 (short meet-and-greet on evening of May 18th)

Location: Tougaloo College

Purpose: Undoing Racism is a transformative workshop designed to help difference-makers in Jackson to transform the systems that hold back our community.

Details from the Undoing Racism website (pisab.org):

How Can We Undo Racism®?

The fabric of racism is inextricably woven and constructed into the founding principles of the United States. Racism was done and it can be undone through effective anti-racist organizing with, and in accountability to the communities most impacted by racism. The People’s Institute believes that effective community and institutional change happens when those who serve as agents of transformation understand the foundations of race and racism and how they continually function as a barrier to community self-determination and self-sufficiency.

This nation has always reflected rich diversity from the innumerable multitude of indigenous cultures that inhabited and sustained this land prior to arrival of European explorers to our present composition. Yet, unequivocally, whites continue to fare significantly better than all people of color. In our workshops, we analyze power and how it is used to maintain this racial divide, in hopes of achieving equity and equality across all cultures and races.

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