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5 ways you can prepare for Thursday's Race Identity Series & iftar

Posted on June 15, 2016


Race Identity Series Part II: Narrative and Oppression is at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 16, 2016, at the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, Mich. Iftar (the meal to break fast) will be served at sunset!

Registration is FREE and must be completed here

This series—our latest project with the Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative—provides introductory-level, interactive workshops to explore how to uproot racism and foster multi-racial alliances. At Part II, you'll get a crash course on systemic oppression through storytelling and dialogue (if you missed Part I, you are still welcome to attend Part II). 

Here are 5 ways you can prepare for tomorrow's workshop:

  1. Reflect on how dominant narratives contribute to oppression through racist practices (discussed in Part I). For example, the misconception that African Americans are violent leads to excessive policing and a higher rate of incarceration. 
  2. Begin to consider the effects of systemic oppression in your life and how that has formed your racial identity (topic for Part II). 
  3. Remember that you will be entering a safe space where everyone can fully express themselves without fear of being made to feel uncomfortable, unsafe, or unwelcome. 
  4. Recognize that there is one mic, one voice. When someone is speaking, it is their turn to share and your turn to listen.
  5. Come ready to have fun! Not only are we coming together to learn and engage, we're coming together to meet new people and hear new perspectives. That's worth celebrating!

Join us tomorrow and help spread the word! Please register here