*Sunday Webinars*

White Fragility-Beyond The White Echo Chamber

 

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Topic 1/17: “The News In ‘Black And White'”

I’ve been “sandbagging” this guest speaker for just the right time. Last week I was too choked up to address the chaos at our nation’s Capitol given the obviously disparate response from law enforcement compared with #BlackLivesMatter uprisings. So I got you someone who can talk about it, and with A LOT more insight. Sylvester Monroe is a Sr. Fellow at USC and was at one time V.P. of the National Association of Black Journalists. A ’73 Harvard grad, he went on to write/report/serve as editor/bureau chief at Time Magazine, Newsweek, Washington Post, and was senior editor at Ebony Magazine. Sylvester covered the O.J. Simpson trial (and appears in the subsequent 2016 Academy Award winning documentary), the Rodney King trial and riots in L.A., accompanied both the Rev. Jessie Jackson and Barack Obama on their press junkets during their respective runs for president, and has sat down to dinner with South Africa’s Nelson Mandela. All this from his humble beginnings in the projects of South Chicago.

I encourage you to do as much Googling on Mr. Monroe as you can so we don’t burn up the 90 minutes asking for info that is easily available. Having his years of perspective, particularly at this time, is too big a gift squander.

 

 

At will donation/registration at Eventbrite.com

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/white-fragility-beyond-the-white-echo-chamber-online-webinar-experience-tickets-102215411046

The book White Fragility has become a cultural touchstone for our time. Most U.S. white people, though, report having no regular contact with non-white people and can only discuss race in an “echo chamber” of other white frames of reference.
!INTERNET WEBINAR TECHNOLOGY TO THE RESCUE!
With black workshop facilitator Nanette D. Massey of Buffalo, N.Y., this is your chance to contextualize race from an unfiltered, real world experience rather than theory. With frankness and practicality, Massey’s goal is to leave audiences with self-clarity and the ability to participate in conversations within their own personal spheres of influence with genuine confidence, humor, and humility.

 

Every Sunday

3:00 PM to 4 :30 PM   Eastern
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM    Central
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM    Mountain
12 noon to 1:30PM     Pacific
11:00 AM to 12:30      Alaska

 

All are welcome to the session. To be clear, this is not a debate forum. There are places for that and this just isn’t one of them.

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