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January 2022

Understanding and Learning to Talk About Systemic Racism with Rowdy Duncan

January 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
AZ United States
FREE

The term systemic racism is being used a lot these days by political pundits and ordinary people. What is the notion of systemic racism? What are the key definitions that we need to know to understand systemic racism? The concepts of race, racism, reverse racism, white privilege, intersectional racism, affirmative action, political correctness, and systemic racism are interrelated, but not unique to U.S. history. Where do they come from? What is the connection in the U.S. between systemic white supremacy…

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February 2022

Listening Through the Fear: Understanding Extremism in America with Rory Gilbert

February 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
AZ United States
FREE

In the U.S. we protect freedom of speech and expression. This means an individual or a community may articulate their opinions and ideas without fear of retaliation, censorship, or legal sanction. But what happens when the speech reflects hatred or promotes violence? What is an “extremist” belief? Who ascribes to extremist views? Public opinions have always differed, but in recent years we have seen an increase in extreme views expressed in person and through social media. How do we respond,…

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