Discussion Group - Ongoing Event Series
The Discussion Group series will serve as a forum for all people who are interested in learning and discussing racial inequality and injustice in society. Each meeting will be held on Zoom and you can RSVP at our Eventbrite page to receive the link. Contact email@example.com for questions, comments or suggestions!
Past Discussions Group Sessions
4. August 26th - How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
The next book that we will be reading in our discussion group is How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi. The Discussion Group will meet on Aug. 26th at 6:30pm on Zoom. Register via Eventbrite.
Ibram X. Kendi's concept of antiracism "reenergizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America--but even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. Instead of working with the policies and system we have in place, Kendi asks us to think about what an antiracist society might look like, and how we can play an active role in building it." Read more info at the book's website.
Please consider supporting Harriet’s or Uncle Bobbie's, two of Philadelphia’s black-owned bookstores, to purchase the book.
3. July 21st - A Dream Deferred PHL Documentary: Redlining Past, Present, Future
This twenty-minute documentary focuses on the themes of Displacement and Confinement and includes interviews with citizens and elected officials who have fought against and/or suffered from the discriminatory practice of redlining in three neighborhoods in Philadelphia—Chinatown, Kensington and The Black Bottom (West Philadelphia)—and an analysis of the practice within the city itself.
Through first-person narratives and portraiture and verité, the lived experiences of marginalized community members—specifically people of color—will expose the historic and continuous systemic action and myriad, organized forces that prey on vulnerable people and spaces.
Watch the documentary for free on YouTube - A Dream Deferred PHL Documentary
Learn more about the project redlining here - A Dream Deferred
Discussion starts at 6:30pm on Tuesday, July 23rd. RSVP on Eventbrite to receive the Zoom link
2. July 7th - White Fragility book
Join Net Impact Philadelphia for the second session of our Discussion Group on July 7th as we discuss "White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism" by Robin Diangelo which explores the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.
The Discussion Group will start at 6:30 pm on July 7th.
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1. June 23rd - 13th documentary film
13th explores the intersection of racism, injustice, and the mass incarceration of African-Americans in the United States. The film makes the case that despite slavery being unconstitutional under the 13th amendment, the American criminal justice system is in essence, slavery by another name. The film was directed by Ava DuVernay.
Available on Netflix. Discussion Group will take place at 6:30 pm on June 23, 2020.
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