RACIAL JUSTICE- TAKE ACTION!
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RACIAL JUSTICE INITIATIVES- 2021-2022
Click on the link below to see all 15 initiatives. It is an ambitious slate of initiatives and to meet all of them will NOT be possible without your support and volunteering. If you have any questions on the initiatives or want to join the working groups, feel free to reach out to our Racial Justice Coordinating Team: Nina Tortelli, Dale Anderson, Sharron Howard, Rev. Budd Friend-Jones, and Catherine Bonner or to the Lead's listed on the Initiatives.
FORUM PRESENTATION BY
Click below to see the slide presentations from the recent forum presented by Dale Anderson about the topic of Microaggressions. If you have questions about the information on the slides, contact Dale here via email.
Anti-Racism in Sarasota Schools- Forum Presentation 11/22/20 by Dale Anderson
Thank you Dale for such a wonderful presentation. For those who missed it or if you want to check out the slides from the presentation. Check them out below.
School systems around the nation are seeing the need for a greater understanding of—and deliberate action to address—the sources of racism and racial inequities within their schools. They are making bold institutional commitments to an in-depth review of their policies and procedures, and investing in anti-racism education for students, teachers, administrators, and staff for the long run. In Sarasota, recurring tensions around race and persistent racial inequality indicate that the district needs to join these school systems around the nation.
Sign here to show your support for the Manasota Anti-Racism Coalition's petition to 'Undo Racism in Sarasota Schools'.
We can live in a world where the police don't kill people
by limiting police interventions, improving community interactions, and ensuring accountability.
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Hearing from other Voices
Watch the video together and have conversation about the topic.
Thursday, Sept 23rd @ 5pm
The use of racially charged language and are we racially colorblind?
Thursday, October 7th @ 5pm
Culture Wars and moving beyond racial lines.
Thursday, October 21st @ 5pm
White Fragility... are all white people racist?
Anyone who wants to engage in anti-racism needs to look inward and recognize the thoughts, feelings, and actions both conscious and unconscious that they uphold which contribute to white supremacy. As Layla F. Saad said in her book Me and White Supremacy:
If you are willing to dare to look white supremacy right in the eye and see yourself reflected back, you are going to become better equipped to dismantle it within yourself and within your communities.
Once you are ready to look inward and really figure out how you contribute to white supremacy and benefit from white privilege, you may feel overwhelmed with where to start. While there are many tools that can help you learn and dissect your complacency, a great place to start is an implicit association test that will determine whether or not you have subconscious preferences for either white or Black people.
Take an Implicit Test! click on the picture.