“Men hate each other because they fear each other, and they fear each other because they don’t know each other, and they don’t know each other because they are often separated from each other.” Dr. Martin Luther King.
The Center for the Healing of Racism offers Dialogue: Racism, over two days, which provides a safe, respectful, and loving atmosphere for individuals to learn new information, share their experiences, dispel the fears and guilt, get to know each other, and come together.
3412 CRAWFORD @ HOLMAN STREET
Saturday, September 28th
Saturday, October 5th
9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
***** Social Workers 14 hrs. CEU Credits for $20 fee*****
Defining Prejudice and Racism and How Racism is Perpetuated: Childhood experiences, misinformation, and separation. The Eye of the Storm DVD chronicles Jane Elliott’s now famous exercise where she divides her class based upon the color of their eyes and bestows upon one group privileges and on the other impediments.
Unaware Racism (Implicit Bias) and White Privilege: Unaware racism arises out of racial conditioning that everyone imbibes. Far from the overt hatred of racist groups, unaware racism shows up in daily contact. The DVD White Privilege 101 will also teach us the effects of white privilege and the systemic advantage of one group over others.
Stereotypes and How They Affect Us: The awarding-winning documentary, Ethnic Notions, shows the deep-rooted stereotypes and dehumanizing caricatures that have fueled anti-Black prejudice.
Cultural Racism: Culture is transmitted through language and traditions, both verbally and non-verbally. When one culture is regarded as standard, even superior, other cultures and their cultural forms are denigrated. And when a group’s culture is held to be inferior, cultural genocide can result. The film, Healing the Hurts, depicts the effects of residential schools on Native Americans.
Internalized Racism: When anger, hurt, and frustration turn inward. The short film Shadeism explores the discrimination that exists between lighter-skinned and darker-skinned members of the same community and how it affects young women within the African, Caribbean, and South Asian Diasporas.
Institutionalized Racism: Exploring the systems that affect us daily: the media, justice, education, health care and economic systems. Viewing Michelle Alexander’s keynote address on her book, The New Jim Crow, we explore her findings. “There are more African Americans under correctional control today—in prison or jail, on probation or parole—than were enslaved in 1850, a decade before the Civil War began.”
Oneness of Humanity and The Next Steps: Race is a human invention. We will view the DVD Race: The Power of an Illusion, hailed as “one of the most honest and compelling documentary series on orace and its impact on this nation’s culture and politics, as well as on economic status.” Once we see our oneness, we’ll explore some of the ways to put this knowledge into action.
The sessions are free and open to the public, donations encouraged; registration is required by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling the Center’s office at (713) 520-8226. Parking on Houston Community College Lot 9.
The Mission of the Center for the Healing of Racism: Our mission is to facilitate the healing of racism through education and dialogue in a safe and supportive environment in order to empower individuals and transform communities.