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“Poverty, Race, and Consciousness” – A Workshop with Dr. Shariff Abdullah & Dr. Donna Beegle
October 2, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pmFree
Join us for a deeper dive (after our main event on September 22nd) into issues of poverty and its intersections with race with Dr. Shariff Abdullah and Dr. Donna M. Beegle.
POVERTY: In the 1700s, poverty was made illegal and/or thought to be a character flaw. Today, many people living in the crisis of poverty continue to be punished for poverty conditions. Many efforts to eradicate poverty fail or—at best—assist people to “cope” with current poverty conditions. What can we do to ensure our neighbors are moving out and staying out of the war zone of poverty?
RACE: In the 40+ years since the passage of the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act, we continue to see our neighbors struggle for equal rights, access, and opportunities. What will it take for us to live in a society free from discrimination?
CONSCIOUSNESS: Our society reflects the state of our consciousness. What do you know and believe about race and/or poverty issues? Can we transform our collective consciousness and create communities that work for all?
This session brings us together to create the kinds of communities where everyone reaches their fullest potential.
In this session, participants will:
- Explore the intersection of race and class
- Examine how subconscious bias gets in the way of breaking barriers
- Learn practical, doable strategies to eliminate racism and poverty
Timing: This is a 5.5-hour training, including an ending Q & A with Dr. Beegle and Dr. Abdullah (don’t worry, there are breaks!).
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