Challenging White Supremacy: Becoming Anti-Racist
Facilitated by Dr. Beverly Mitchell
When: Wednesdays: March 11, March 18, April 1, April 8, April 15, April 22, 2020
Where: Upper Neighborhood House
6:30-7:00 p.m. – Refreshments
7:00-8:30 p.m. – Program
8:30-9:00 p.m. – Optional Continued Conversation
Topics of Discussion
March 11: What has been our personal experiences of race in the United States?
March 18: What makes a commitment to anti-racism Christian?
April 1: What has been the history of race in the United States?
April 8: How does racialism function? The intersectionality of racisms (white racism, antisemitism, anti-Muslim antipathy, anti-immigration from the global south)
April 15: What does justice look like in a racialized society where “whiteness” dominates?
April 22: White supremacy of the right and the left and how to address it.
Dr. Mitchell is Professor of Historical Theology at Wesley Theological Seminary, in Washington, D.C., where she teaches courses in theology, church history, genocide, global poverty, and African American prophetic literature. She is the author of numerous articles and publications, including two books, Black Abolitionism: The Quest for Human Dignity (2005) and Plantations and Death Camps: Religion, Ideology, and Human Dignity (2009). She is currently working on a manuscript on challenging white supremacy.
Register for the class by emailing Ashley. Upon registration, you will reeive reading materials for each session. Childcare is available by request by March 4.
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