Subject: January 25, 2012 workshop: Combating Racism
Do all the events around Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday inspire thoughts of civil rights? Is racism over now that we have a black President?
Anyone interested in exploring these questions is invited to a workshop on Wednesday evening, January 25, 2012 at the Unitarian Church, 478 Main St. The workshop will be facilitated by Paul Marcus, Executive Director of CommunityChange, Inc. and is co-sponsored by the Unitarian Church and the Winchester Multicultural Network.
A light supper will be available at 6:00 p.m. and the workshop will start promptly at 6:30 p.m.
“The Response to the film Mirrors of Privilege, which we showed in November, was terrific,” says Trudy Glidden, one of the organizers for this program. “The workshop is one way to follow up—to explore how race, privilege, and systemic racism have implications for all our lives,” she says. “It will help us all get better at recognizing racism where it exists in our organizations and institutions and become more confident in addressing it.”
Paul Marcus is a white anti-racist activist, educator and consultant. He is the Executive Director of Community Change, Inc in Boston, MA. Founded in 1968, Community Change’s mission is to promote racial justice and equity by challenging systemic racism and acting as a catalyst for anti-racist action and learning. He taught “History and Development in the U.S.” at Boston College for over 30 semesters.
The workshop is free, but a donation of $5-$10 would be welcome to offset the costs of the workshop. For more information call Trudy Glidden at 781-756-0103 or email the Winchester Multicultural Network (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Community Change was born out of the Civil Rights Movement and in response to the Kerner Commission which named racism as "a white problem." CCI has done what few organizations are willing to do: shine a spotlight on the roots of racism in white culture with the intention of dealing with racism at its source, as well as with its impact on communities of color.