Continuing Conversations on Race are normally held on the first Monday of the month. This month our presenters are students from the high school and an awards event was scheduled for June 1 presenting a conflict for a number of students.
Racial literacy is neither a singular destination nor single moment of accomplishment. Instead, it is an open acknowledgement that literacy is multi-faceted and requires a lifelong commitment to growth and change. Racial justice is that which allows us to take action steps toward courageous conversations, going together as a class to the places that allow us to understand complex ideas of joy and pain, domination and progress without the gaze of those who have never explored these topics before. We approach the ideas of antiracist thought as a community and use this forum as a means to transfer our understandings. This year, the challenge is perhaps even more great than in previous semesters with the pandemic’s unmasking of various systems of racial domination in real time and on a global scale. Tonight's experience will provide insight into the journeys of several student pioneers who have embraced the challenge to share their learning over the last 16 weeks, the Spring 2020 Racial Literacy & Justice class.
Presented in collaboration with Not In Our Town Princeton