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Day 1_ Breakout Session (A) - A History of Racism in America with Dr. Donald Grant
Take a journey through "Racism in America" to understand the current climate and need for Anti Racist and Social Justice advocacy.

We no longer have the privilege of minimizing the urgency surrounding today’s movements aimed at dismantling structural systems of racism. Most adults have been educated through an entirely state-endorsed colonized curriculum. This approach has strategically curated generations of educators with a lens grounded in a Euronormative context. Implicit bias training is great but it doesn’t resituate one’s perspectives toward anti-racist systemic action.
In this session, we challenge the status quo by undoing the false dominant culture identity security created by revisionism and negationism.

Participants will analyze the intergenerational nature of trauma associated with both; those who were historically oppressed and those who held the role of the oppressor. This analysis will detail a historically grounded business continuity model that benefits from the maintenance of structural and interpersonal systems of race based hate, violence, crime and trauma.

The session culminates in the illustration of a clear and causal relationship between history and contemporary existentialism. We close with tools by which individuals can move their action plan from actor, to ally to accomplice/co-conspirator in the strategic dismantling of structural racism baked into each layer of the K-12 education system.

Aug 5, 2020 02:15 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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