Race Institute, Abington Friends School, Friends Select School and Friends Council on Education
Join us for courageous conversation.
Let us NOT be silent in this critical moment. Let us use our voices and be ready to listen.
Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
“What can White people do to be allies to People of Color, and especially to Black people, in this particular moment? “ (With thanks to Ali Michael for inspiration.) Tabitha Moore, head of the Vermont NAACP, recently posted a message to white allies. Her message echoes what many people of color have asked white people over time: Step up! Do not ask me how I am doing. You know how I am doing. Do not ask me what to do. You know what to do.
But what if you don’t know what to do?
One thing we do know is that if we are silent, we are endorsing the status quo.
Saying nothing will change nothing.
People of color will continue to suffer. Come to learn some tangible things you can do right now to fight racism.
The ZOOM conversation will take place on Monday, June 8 from 7:00-8:30 pm.
INSTRUCTIONS TO JOIN THE CONVERSATION. .
Use THIS LINK to register.
If you are using a smart phone you will need to download the free Zoom app ahead of time.
Please have paper and pen available for the conversation.
We look forward to connecting.
Toni, Mary Lynn, and Deborra
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