The subject and behaviors
that characterize any form of oppression are set against established norms and standards
of “rightness” within any society and are reinforced by institutional and
economic power. There is no hierarchy to oppressions; all are terrible,
destructive, painful and wasteful in terms of human capital. “Race”, “ethnicity”,
“class”, “gender”, “homophobia”, “ableism”, etc., as examples of oppression,
are not fixed and static in terms of their identity and presentation. And yet,
even with the understanding that all forms of oppression intersect, racial
disparities continue to be a complex and layered issue that many people deny
and/or are afraid to confront. This film/dialogue program seeks to provide an
organizing frame, or an approach, within an context to achieve or elicit a more
useful exploration of race, racism and racialization. We offer a systemic
approach as a frame for supporting exploration, 1 analysis
and gathering wisdom in ways that are communal and collaborative.
We will gather beginning at 12:30 p.m. Program is from 1-3:30 p.m.
This event is
free and open to the public. We do
request that you RSVP to assure adequate seating.
information and/or to RSVP contact Ceil Roeger, OP at email@example.com or 713-440-3714.