A History of Race and White Supremacy in the U.S.

November 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder
5001 Pennsylvania Ave
Boulder, CO 80303

This is a free, community training. I invite folks to support this and future trainings through donations on Venmo @Regan-Byrd, PayPal (reganbyrd@yahoo.com). Donations at the event will help support Boulder SURJ.

How did we get here? How did racism emerge as a such a pervasive social structure in the U.S.? What is the reality of “race”? It’s a question many of us have asked at one time or another, and it has a clear answer.

Race is a social construct, a tool for oppression. In short, racism is real, but race is not. Race also has a definitive origin story, and one that every anti-racist or social justice activist should know. Join this training to learn a brief history of racial classification in the U.S., and how it influences our mistaken perception of race today, and its implications for anti-racist work in the future.

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