Multiracial Awareness Discussion Group

Have you felt like the race problems in our would are too big but you are still concerned and want to make a difference? Have you wondered about questions like, “How can I talk comfortably with someone who is different from me? Why is it important to talk about race? What brought us to this place and time with regard to racial issues? What would a racially just and equitable society look and feel like? Will we ever get there?”

We invite you to join in the discussion. The group will start by looking at some of the historical events and doctrines, perpetuated by community institutions and the government that have affected race and racial perceptions.

SCHEDULE TIME LOCATION
3rd Wednesday 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Brookside Classroom 1

 

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.