This specific conversation is focused on Race and Media: a Discussion of Fruitvale Station and 12 Years a Slave. Panelists are Billy Jackson, NOMMO Productions; Luqmon Abdus-Salaam; Darius Prier, Duquesne University; Liana Maneese; and Njaimeh Njie, Ya Momz House.
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Schlafly is on record claiming Hispanics are not like the GOP, because of illegitimate pregnancies and an inability to understand the Bill of Rights. She divides people into groups: the GOP and Hispanics and then demarcates how that are different but from a single vantage point, a place of white privilege. She doesn’t examine sexual behavior in both groups but begins with the assumption that the othered group is different and less than.
For those within the LGBTQ community and our allies, events like this are especially important because issues of race, gender, and sexual orientation are often entwined and complicated. Some of the same types of factors that impact and marginalized the African-American community also marginalized gay, lesbian, bi and trans persons.
I’m of the belief that now that Obama has cleared the way for a Democratic Party plank for Same-sex marriage, is the LGBTQ communities responsibility to do everything in our power to get him re-elected. Part of that is willing to see real change n the way we work for that election and the partnerships we form toward that end.
Received this via email and it looks very interesting! May 13th Sunday Anti-Racism in Conversation – A Practice Salon A three hour workshop to practice confronting racism in conversation. It’s mother’s day. Bring your mom! Noon – 3pm at Wild Red’s Garden 1100 Normahill Drive, Pgh, PA 15201 in Stanton Heights please use the internet to get directions or call on the day of.. 412-781-3541 Please Park at intersection of woodbine and fairview and walk[Read More…]
I spent Saturday at the Black and White Reunion, Summit Against Racism. While I would not have thought of myself as a racist person, the ways racism is systemic and pervasive as white privilege as well as more explicit racism, is something that has come into my view a number of times recently. It is time for me to better understand what things I can do to combat racism. The Black and White Reunion has[Read More…]
From their website: This year the Black & White Reunion will again be holding its Summit Against Racism in its usual location at East Liberty Presbyterian Church on January 21, 2012, the Saturday following the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend. This section will hold all the available information about the 14th Annual Summit Against Racism — check back frequently to find out all the particulars on this year’s event. In the near future you[Read More…]