October 2019

Title: Indigenous Peoples: Discovering the real stories of America
Date: Monday, October 14, 2019, BUUF
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Location: Raible Room (at the east end of the north wing)
Program description:
You may know that in 1492 Christopher Columbus landed in the Bahamas, but do you know the name of the native people who greeted him? With video presentations by Native Americans Gregg Deal and Nancy Marie Mithlo, we’ll better understand how Native American stories have been lost, ignored or perverted by white culture, and we can honor the real stories of indigenous Americans.
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November 2019

Title: The white foundation of institutionalized racism: whiteness, white culture & white privilege
Date: Monday, November 4, 2019, BUUF
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Location: Raible Room (at the east end of the north wing)
Program description:
To work skillfully in deconstructing white supremacy, it helps to understand the foundations that support it – our whiteness as a race, white culture and the white privilege our culture perpetuates.
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Program goals:
Increase awareness and understanding of white privilege and join together in an open dialog about the topic, including:

  • What is white privilege?
  • What does it look like day-to-day?
  • What benefits/advantages does it bring?
  • What can each of us do as individuals to counter white privilege?

December 2019

Title: Implicit bias: The “good/bad binary” and beyond
Date: Monday, December 2, 2019, BUUF
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Location: Raible Room (at the east end of the north wing)
Program description:
As we work to comprehend our racial identity and how white supremacy is perpetuated, we can be derailed by our own adaptations, particularly the “good/bad binary” and implicit bias.
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Program goals:
Increase awareness and understanding of white privilege and join together in an open dialog about the topic, including:

  • What is implicit bias?
  • What does it look like day-to-day? What benefits/advantages does it bring?
  • What can each of us do as individuals to counter our implicit biases

February 2020

Title:          White fragility: Why white people can’t talk about race
Date:         Monday, February 4, 2020, BUUF
Time:         6:30 to 8:30 pm
Location:   Raible Room (at the east end of the north wing)

Program description:
Understanding why white people can’t talk about race involves recognizing the insulated conditions of racial privilege. This privilege frames and reinforces white assumptions of racial well-being. It protects white people from the racial stressors that would occur if they engaged in dialogue.

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March 2020

Title: Intersectionality: How “isms” are leveraged
Date: Monday, March 2, 2020, BUUF
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Location: Raible Room (at the east end of the north wing)


Program description:
There are a lot of obstacles to equity and justice. Intersectionality is a prism for understanding different forms of personal and societal discrimination. How can we change the outcome without understanding all the facets of the problem? Join us to help explore how our identities and relationships intersect.
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