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The Greater Racine community and organizations interested in racial justice work and anti-racism efforts are invited to attend “Race to End Racism,” a half-day event focusing on guided table discussions on topics such as implicit bias, mass incarceration, and race and education.
The purpose of this event is to foster a community dialogue on local racial justice issues by bringing in expert speakers and providing space to discuss implications and solutions for the Racine area.
Confirmed speakers for each session are as follows: Implicit Bias – John Tate II,
Alderman for the City of Racine; Mass Incarceration – Carl Fields, Community Organizer for
EXPO (Ex-incarcerated People Organizing); and a Race and Education panel.
The event will take place at the Dr. John Bryant Community Center on Saturday,
September 29, 2018, from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM.
Individual sessions on implicit bias, mass incarceration and race and education will be followed by a call to action, which will include a number of ways for community members to get involved and will end with lunch and networking. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Additionally, a children’s workshop on Peace Learning Circles (age 5-12) will be available for families. Sponsors for the event so far are: YWCA Southeast Wisconsin, Racine Public Library, Coming Together Racine, Peace Learning Circles, BONK! and Greening Greater Racine.
We welcome anyone interested to register at the following link (to ensure we have the
correct amount of food available). We look forward to seeing you there!
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