Discussion on Internalized Racism June 19

Multiracial Awareness Discussion Group
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
10 – 11:30 AM 
Brookside Classroom 1
Topic: Internalized Racism

All are welcome to join us in the discussion:
 What are the racial realities that we all must face?
 What has it meant to grow up black in our society?
 How do these realities impact our ability to talk honestly with one another?
 Why is it important to talk about race?

Questions? Contact Lois Schmidt or Joan Green. Check Resident Directory in MyErickson for contact information.

White Fragility is the Topic for Discussion on May 15

Multiracial Awareness Discussion Group
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
10 – 11:30 AM
Brookside Classroom 1
Topic: White fragility
Optional: Lunch following discussion

How do you define racism? What impedes your ability to relate to people of other races or cultures?

Join with your fellow residents to explore what happens when we identify ourselves and others through race. Questions? Contact Lois Schmidt or Joan Green. Check the printed copy of the Resident Directory, or online in MyErickson, for contact information.

Multiracial Awareness Group Looks at Historical Segregation in Baltimore

All are welcome!
Multiracial Awareness Discussion Group presents
Voices of Baltimore: Life Under Segregation
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
10 – 11:30 AM
Brookside Classroom 1
Optional: Continue discussion sharing lunch with others following program

What was it like as a person of color to live in Baltimore during the Jim Crow and Civil Rights eras? Hear the personal stories of growing up in segregated Baltimore, as told by black leaders of our city in a documentary film produced by three professors in Towson University’s College of Education. Join with a panel of Charlestown black residents to discuss and explore your experiences and attitudes during these critical years in our shared history. Talking together honestly about our history is a step towards combating racism.

Questions? Contact Lois Schmidt or Joan Green.
See online Resident Directory for contact information for Lois.

Multiracial Awareness Group Meets March 20

Multiracial Awareness Discussion Group
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
10 – 11:30 AM
Brookside Classroom 1

Please join us and participate in this month’s discussion about our nation’s past and current problems concerning race. Our focus this month turns to finding ourselves in our history of racism. How has racism impacted your life? What does “living in a racial bubble” mean to you? As always, there will be the optional opportunity to go to lunch together following the discussion.

Questions? Contact Lois Schmidt or Joan Green. Check the Resident Directory in MyErickson for phone and/or email contact.

Multiracial Awareness Group Presents on the Civil Rights Movement on Feb. 20

The Multiracial Awareness Discussion Group continues its monthly exploration into our history of racism.

The Civil Rights Movement
presented by Arthur Jones
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
10 – 11:30 AM
Brookside Classroom #1

Learn about the influence the Civil Rights Movement had on our laws and our attitudes, then and now. Arthur Jones, a Charlestown resident, was deeply involved with the March on Washington during the Civil Rights Movement as a reporter and journalist. He will share his personal accounting of some of the more contentious moments in the battle for the Civil Rights Act.

The Multiracial Awareness Discussion Group invites everyone to attend its monthly discussion meeting to better understand racial issues we face in our society today. Questions? Contact Lois Schmidt or Joan Green. See the Resident Directory in MyErickson for contact information.

Multiracial Awareness Group Meets November 21st

The newly formed Multiracial Awareness Discussion Group will meet for its second meeting on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 in Brookside Classroom #1 from 10 – 11:30 AM. All are welcome. We will continue to prepare for the February 2019 ELLIC speaker, Avis Ransom, from Baltimore Racial Justice Action (BRJA), who will present A Talk about Talking about Race.