Through the Looking Glass: And What Anti-Racist’s Find There. Part 2
From worklife WorkLife Office on July 14th, 2020
Presented by: Stratton Lee III, Office Of Academic And Student Affairs Canr & President of Black Faculty, Staff and Administrators Association
Co-presenters: Tiana Carter, Office Manager w/ MSU WorkLife Office and Ron Fink, MSU Aerospace Studies
Join us for part 2 of the anti-racist session with Stratton Lee (watch the first session here). This session will involve story sharing for experienced racism in the work place as well as tangible actions to be better advocates.
We all look intently in the mirror to observe ourselves, yet some of us, upon turning away, forget what we saw. As we persevere in our pursuit of justice and liberty, we move from being hearers who forget to doers who act. This conversation will help those who are questioning, starting, or already on the journey to understanding the impacts of racism on our personal lives, that of our loved ones and peers, and across our society. We will address the good/bad binary as we seek to understand that “racism is a systemic, societal, institutional, omnipresent, and epistemology embedded phenomenon that pervades every vestige of our reality,” as explained by Omowale Akintunde. Lastly, we will explore how to get started and continue addressing the ills of racism, past, and present.
“In a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist.” ― Angela Y. Davis