November WRE Action Meeting – 11/9/17

Next month’s Whites for Racial Equity community action will take place on Thursday, Nov 9 from 5-7 pm at the Oldemeyer Center, 986 Hilby in Seaside. We will join other local and state organizations as we look at ways to build strong and diverse communities.

WRE will have an informational table at this event with information about our group and activities.

There will be ample opportunities for members to network with other social justice advocates.

Free food and childcare provided.

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October 2017 Movie Discussion

Episode 3 of RACE: THE POWER OF AN ILLUSION: The House We Live In, asks, If race is not biology, what is it? This episode uncovers how race resides not in nature but in politics, economics and culture. It reveals how our social institutions “make” race by disproportionately channeling resources, power, status and wealth to white people.

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/05/11/nyregion/memories-of-segregation-in-levittown.html

October 2017 Meeting

Racism is deeply rooted in the American psyche and throughout all our institutions. And no matter how well-meaning and open-minded we may be, it is easy to unknowingly perpetuate racism. Join us tomorrow as we learn how to be more effective and authentic allies.

What’s a microaggression?  A microinvalidation? How do we respond to the many faces of racism?

These bimonthly Saturday meetings provide a safe and supportive time for white people to dig deep, educate ourselves and take an honest assessment of our words and actions.

Stop Racism: Standing for Unity and Remembrance

Stop Racism: Standing for Unity and Remembrance. Whites for Racial Equity, along with many other community groups, will hold a vigil to honor those we have lost at the hands of law enforcement.

Saturday, Sept 16, 1917, from 11-1 pm, near CVS 2170 Fremont St., Monterey We hope you and your friends will join us as we stand together against white supremacy and the continued killings of people of color.

Parking will be challenging.  Pay particular attention to signage regarding permit parking or parking for residents only.

Aug. 2017 Book – The Hate You Give

The next Whites for Racial Equity book club will meet on Aug 1 from 7-9 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church. We will discuss the book, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.

The book has garnered rave reviews:  #1 New York Times Bestseller! “Absolutely riveting!” —Jason Reynolds “This story is necessary. This story is important.” —Kirkus Reviews  “Heartbreakingly topical.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)”A marvel of verisimilitude.” —Booklist (starred review)