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Online Buddhism in Society Discussion Series about race with Stevan Jackson

July 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Please join us on Saturday July 11th, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. (PT), for an online talk and Q&A session about race with Stevan Jackson as part of our Buddhism in Society Discussion Series.  A native of Denver, Colorado, Stevan is currently a Senior External Affairs Officer with the World Bank in Washington, DC.

He will discuss his personal experience with racism. He will describe what it is like, the impact it had on him, and suggestions for ways forward. Stevan looks forward to an open and honest dialogue during the Q & A that will follow his remarks.

He is suggesting five readings and a short video. He says it would be great if people planning to participate could read at least three of them in no particular order or relevance.

The Difference Between First-Degree Racism and Third-Degree Racism (The Atlantic)

https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2020/06/three-degrees-racism-america/613333/

Systemic Racism Explained

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YrHIQIO_bdQ

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Don’t understand the protests? What you’re seeing is people pushed to the edge (LA Times)

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-05-30/dont-understand-the-protests-what-youre-seeing-is-people-pushed-to-the-edge%3f_amp=true

A Sociologist Examines the “White Fragility” That Prevents White Americans from Confronting Racism (The New Yorker)

https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/a-sociologist-examines-the-white-fragility-that-prevents-white-americans-from-confronting-racism

For our White Friends Desiring to be Allies (Sojourners)

https://sojo.net/articles/our-white-friends-desiring-be-allies

Reflections from a Token Black Friend

On structural racism, implicit bias, and what white people do (and don’t) say

https://medium.com/@rnagarajah2/reflections-from-a-token-black-friend-2f1ea522d42d

Please Join us via Zoom:

https://zoom.us/j/807694090

During the discussion please mute yourself if you are in a noisy area, and remember to unmute yourself if you are speaking.

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Date:
July 11
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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