The Racial Unity Team (RUT) is actively developing projects which provide opportunities for engaging in the work of opposing racism. We have just completed an enlightening series of virtual presentations on Colorism, which for many brought brand new insights into aspects of racism.
The mission of the Racial Unity Team is “to advance relationships among people of different racial identities, increase understanding, and reduce bias in our community.” The next step we’re taking to address that goal is a four-part series, Racism 101, which
will move viewers toward a deeper exploration of strategies for addressing racism and developing antiracist skills and commitment.
One of the most difficult aspects of anti-racism work is to learn to Listen. We need to listen to protesters, to victims of discriminations at every level, and to validate and value their truths. This takes humility. It takes patience. It requires vulnerability. And it requires proximity to those who are different – and who can be our teachers – and our allies in changing race relations. RUT provides a platform for this work.
Racism 101 will guide participants in examining the role of white supremacy and white privilege in our society. There will be an examination of how white complicity contributes to a caste system (systemic racism) in this country. There will be some resistance to these ideas, particularly in New Hampshire, where 96% of the population is white. We must learn how to intelligently, civilly, confront resistance, and to expect that we will be very uncomfortable during encounters with those with different views.
This virtual series will be offered on ZOOM, Wednesdays, October 21 & 28, and Wednesdays, November 11 & 18.Registration in advance is required: Racial Unity Team, Special Projects, Racism 101. The to register to participate click here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEsceysrz8oGNPzLdJ0clB9nAOe2GsApAPm