Event Calendar:ZOOM: Anti-Racism Round-Table with Sue & Aaron Singleton
Join us for this second meeting of our Virtual Round-Table! Newcomers welcome!
As an interracial couple married for 24 years, Aaron and Sue Singleton have experiences and perspectives to share and invite you to join in the conversation. It is inadequate to simply be not racist; everyone needs to step up to become anti-racist. To become anti-racist requires educating yourself, carefully listening, and acting responsibly. Acting responsibly requires speaking up when you hear or witness racial bias, especially when racial or ethnic minority people are not present. If you are in a group of white people who speak disrespectfully of non-whites, you are complicit and supporting that view if you do not speak up. Also, to say you are color-blind and you do not notice anyone's color or ethnicity, may be a big mistake.
This free hour-and-a-half round-table will begin with some opening remarks and sharing by Aaron and Sue, and then proceed to Q&A and discussions among all attendees. NOTE: No political discussions or angry hate talk will be permitted. Mutual respect is essential to an authentic conversation.
Who should join this discussion?
It is open to all. We encourage Whites who want to learn, as well as mixed race, interracial couples, white parents of children of color and racial minorities who are willing to briefly share their own experiences. Once more whites become part of the solution, lasting positive change can occur. The melting pot will be greatly enriched by a broader sense of community.
We encourage you to watch Sue's YouTube video about anti-racism prior to this round-table. It is approximately 20 minutes long, but well worth the listen!
We felt this discussion was an important step for us to take as a couple after we heard several ill-informed and insensitive comments regarding the events of the past few months beginning with George Floyd's death.
Aaron and Sue will also provide a list of educational resources (books, articles, podcasts, documentaries, etc.) that will help you to further educate yourself on racism and its roots in America.
Time: 9:00 - 10:30 AM
Location: Virtual - Available EVERYWHERE on the Zoom Webinar Platform