Anti-racism initiative plans events this week
Members of the Facing Race initiative will host three dialogues on race and racism in Duluth this week. On Wednesday, the team will present "Race and Racism" from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at City Center West, 5830 Grand Ave. The exercise uses filmed scenar...
Members of the Facing Race initiative will host three dialogues on race and racism in Duluth this week.
On Wednesday, the team will present "Race and Racism" from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at City Center West, 5830 Grand Ave. The exercise uses filmed scenarios to lead groups through an introductory discussion on race and racism. It encourages people to reflect on racism and to practice what they might say if someone made a racist comment in front of them.
On Thursday, the team will present "White Privilege" from 10 a.m. to noon at Peace Church United Church of Christ, 1111 N. 11th Ave. E. The exercise is designed for individuals and groups who have begun to explore racism and want to learn more about the issue. It uses small- and large-group activities to encourage participants to think about how they can undo racism.
Also on Thursday, the team will present "Uncovering Myths that Support Racism" from 2-4:30 p.m. in the Duluth Public Library's Green Room, 520 W. Superior St. The exercise explores five prevalent cultural myths that hinder efforts to dismantle racism. Whole-group and partner exercises will be used, and participants will be asked to consider specific actions they can take to end racism.
An initiative of the St. Paul Foundation, Facing Race is a multiyear campaign designed to improve personal, organizational and institutional relationships in Minnesota. This week's events in Duluth are part of the local Un-Fair Campaign.