Hello ARC-C Community!
You asked! We pondered!
At our last meeting, one of our members raised some really great questions:
How widely known is it that “Race” is a man-made concept? That it hasn’t always been in existence? I only learned of this in the last couple of years. And I have no idea where I fall in the spectrum of learning.
How aware is our population of the pervasiveness of racism? That it’s baked into all strata of American life. That White Supremacy doesn’t only exist within the KKK, Proud Boys, other far-right extremists, etc., but is participated in by every white citizen.
How do we educate/raise awareness of these fundamental issues?
We're using these questions for our April meeting conversation! No pre-reading and, as always, everyone is welcome!
ARC-C APRIL MEETING
"HOW DO WE EDUCATE AND RAISE AWARENESS OF ANTI-RACISM?
HOW CAN WE CREATE AWARENESS OF THE
PERVASIVENESS OF RACISM?"
Join us at this month's ARC-C meeting to explore some answers to these questions as we read and discuss, together, excerpts from American researcher and author Robert Sapolsky and from educator Jane Elliot's A Class Divided in order to gain some insight into these questions. Where does the root of prejudice live? How can we work to confront and challenge the prejudices of our community members, both young and old? No pre-reading is necessary for this meeting; instead, come prepared for some reading, viewing, and discussion during the meeting.
Date: Thursday, April 21, 2022
Time: 7-8:30 PM
Virtual via Zoom, register by clicking the purple button!
If time allows, we will also discuss other opportunities and updates that are relevant to Cazenovia and Central New York.
We are excited to see you at our meeting! Register below!
The ARC-C Team
Gretchen Sorin to Speak at Cazenovia College April 13
The author of the acclaimed book, Driving While Black: African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights, is the spring speaker for Cazenovia College’s Washburn Distinguished Lecture Series.
Dr. Gretchen Sorin, distinguished professor and director of the Cooperstown Graduate Program at the State University of New York College at Oneonta, is scheduled to appear on campus for the Wednesday, April 13 event. The in-person lecture will take place in the Catherine Cummings Theatre on Lincklaen Street on campus. It begins at 2:45 p.m. and runs through 4:00 p.m. Dr. Sorin will conduct a book signing at the conclusion of the lecture.