The Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth & Families hosted an inter-generational Community Conversation on race and racism called “Let’s Talk about Race.” The goal was to create positive change in Arlington through open, facilitated dialogue focused on increased awareness of self and others in the context of present and past racial realities.
The five-part series supported conversation among participants. The series addressed the following topics:
Session 1 October 26 at Sequoia Plaza
A historical understanding of racism through an examination of federal housing policies and the creation of the suburbs;
- Session 1 Workbook
- ’New Deal. Raw Deal’, by Ira Katznelson, the author of When Affirmative Action was White
Session 2 November 16 at HB Woodlawn
Session 3 January 11 at Arlington Career Center
What it means to be a person of color in a white society: racial microaggressions and cultural appropriation;
Session 4 February 15 at Arlington Career Center
Black Lives Matter and other political movements for change
Session 5 March 29 at Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington
Race and education: minority achievement and achievement gaps.
Supporting Articles and Information:
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Nov 3 Washington Post: De-Segregating Arlington Public Schools
The Partnership is pleased to be working with the organizers of Challenging Racism: Learning How through Stories and Conversations to design and facilitate this Community Conversation. Learn more at Challengingracism.org.
Arlington Public Schools, Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Services Unit,
Additional Funding Provided by:
Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth & Families Foundation
Arlington Community Foundation
Arlington Kiwanis Club, Arlington Rotary Club, and Lion Phil Traina
For further information, contact:
703-228-1667 | firstname.lastname@example.org