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Anti-Racist Potluck! Come eat and build!May 21st, 2010

You are in for a special treat. The May 21 AntiRacist Potluck!

Join us on today for dialogue and discussion about Love, Race and Liberation; bring your ideas and best practices of how to engage educators and activists on issues of race and privilege.

“Love, Race, and Liberation is a grand tribute to the love of freedom and the courage to struggle for justice. Don’t miss it!” -Cornel West, Princeton University

BRING SOMETHING TO EAT OR DRINK

Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Special Guests: Hector Calderon and Samantha Shapses
Location: Community Church of New York – Unitarian Universalist – 28 E. 35th Street (Between Madison & Park)

Sponsored by The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond and the AntiRacist Alliance a collective of antiracist activists, educators, and organizers in the New York Region
www.antiracistalliance.com

Thanks to the Community Church of New York, Unitarian Universalist, for generously hosting these monthly antiracist potlucks.

Click here to order your copy.

Announcing the release of a ground-breaking curriculum guide!

“Love, Race and Liberation ‘Til the White Day is Done”
Co-Edited by JLove Calderon and Marcella Runell Hall

with writers Piper Anderson, Tanesha Barnes, Andrea Dre Domingue, and Samantha Shapses Wertheim

featuring Love Letters for Liberation by
Kahlil Almustafa, Esther Armah, Hector Calderón, Richard Chavolla, Suheir Hammad, Ariel Luckey, Peggy McIntosh, Pedro Noguera, Sofia Quintero, and Tim Wise

including Exclusive Interviews from
Danny Hoch, Talib Kweli and his father Dr. Perry Greene, M1 from Dead Prez, Sonia Sanchez, and MC Serch

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About the curriculum guide: The title of this guide gives a nod to the one of the greatest poets of the Twentieth Century. ‘Til the White Day is Done is a line from the 1926 poem Dream Variation’s by Langston Hughes. In the daytime universe of the poem the narrator dreams of flinging his arms wide in the face of the sun—an act of protest and resistance, of joy and celebration. ‘Til the White Day Is Done represents a commitment to end oppression in all forms- to eliminate the current “White Day.” White people are the world’s minority, yet white supremacy and racism are the scaffolding on which the American political and socioeconomic systems are built. This guide adds the new millennium piece of making sure the important elements of love and liberation are included in all conversations about race. This book was conceived by educator-activists JLove Calderon and Marcella Runell Hall in an effort to put action steps behind anti-racist rhetoric, in a move toward being truly and unapologetically pro-liberation–for everyone.

Within the pages you will find love letters written to educators by some of the leading voices on contemporary issues of race and racism. There are also over twenty lesson plans, which range from the social construction of race, to the racialization of social media, to the prison industrial complex. This book is meant to catapult us to action, prompt dialogue, stimulate our minds and hearts, and provide educators with profound yet practical tools for creating social justice.

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One Response to “Anti-Racist Potluck! Come eat and build!”

  1. Andrea Fonseca

    I’m a public school teacher, and I am very interested in attending one of your potlucks and hearing more about the curriculum guide. Will you send me information about when the next potluck will be?
    Thank you!

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Author, educator, and producer of film and television, JLove Calderón has worked passionately on social justice, race and gender issues for the last 16 years. In settings that range from hip-hop ciphers to the college classroom, JLove is widely respected for her advocacy of “truth, love, and freedom” as guiding principles to inspire dialogue and action toward liberation for all people and the planet.

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