Posted by admin on April 11, 2018
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Please Also Note These Upcoming Facilitated Book Groups Putting Race On The Table Dear SCCCCOR Friends, SCCCCOR, as part of the Santa Cruz County wide group Racial Equity Trainers Network, is launching two facilitator led book groups. The two books being offered are: 1) “ How To Be An Antiracist” by Ibram X Kendi This book group, co-led by Silvia Morales and Alain Desouches, will meet in Watsonville for 8 weeks every other Saturday morning from 10 am to noon except around the holidays. The first meeting will begin Sept 21 and continue Oct 5, Oct 19, Nov 2 (1:30 to 3:30 pm as an exception), Nov 16, Nov 30, Dec 7, then Jan 11. The location will be the Watsonville YMCA. 2) “ White Fragility: Why It’s so Hard For White People To Talk About Racism” by Robin DiAngelo This book group, co-led by Leslie Potenzo and Michelle Schiefelbein, will meet for 8 weeks, every other Tuesday evening from 6:30-8:30 PM. The first meeting will begin Sept 24 and continue Oct 8 th, Oct 22 nd, Nov 5 th, Nov 19 th, Dec 3 rd, Dec 17th, then 3 weeks later on Jan 7th. The location will be RCNV 612 Ocean St. Santa Cruz, CA 95060. We invite you to join us for one or both of these series to deepen the work of dismantling the system of racism. Advanced registration is required, and further details will be sent to participants. For “ How To Be An Antiracist” please e-mail Alain at firstname.lastname@example.org For “ White Fragility” please e-mail contact Leslie at email@example.com Descriptions of Books Being Studied “How to Be An Antiracist” Ibram X. Kendi’s book offers Antiracism as a transformative concept that reorients and re-energizes the conversation about racism, and, even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. Kendi weaves an electrifying combination of ethics, history, law, and science with his own personal story of awakening to antiracism. This is an essential work for anyone who wants to go beyond the awareness of racism to the next step: contributing to the formation of a just and equitable society. “White Fragility” Robin DiAngelo’s book addresses how we are racialized, what is whiteness, what are its underpinnings, and how the system maintains and recreates itself. To dismantle racism we must begin to see our place and part in it and become conscious of how it continues to remain hidden in our race based society. Importantly, the book illuminates the common patterns and responses that white people have when race and racism is being discussed and the ways that this perpetuates the system of racism.
by admin on March 16, 2018
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SCCCCOR’S Mission :
To train, equip and support community members and
institutions to effectively work toward racial equity.
“Racism is the primary barrier preventing communities from building effective coalitions and overcoming institutionalized oppression and inequities.”
The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond
Posted by admin on January 12, 2014
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Dear Friends, Santa Cruz County Community Coalition to Overcome Racism invites you to our next educational workshop titled: (DE)Colonialism – Breaking Free From the Colonial Mindset This workshop, a module of the “Racial Equity Learning” series developed by World Trust Educational Services*, allows participants to explore further some of the root causes of racial inequities. The […]