Saturday, March 28, 2015

Join us Sunday March 29 @ 10:30 - 11:30 am to hear Jacqui Williams discuss "Mass Incarceration, What Determines When Black Lives Matter? An overview of the social controls employed to limit and create political prisoners out of people of color in this country."  The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Catskills (UUCC) is located at 320 Sawkill Rd., Kingston, NY.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Undoing Racism Workshops

Undoing Racism Workshops

Are You Challenged by How to Deal with Race Issues in Your Organization? Are You Concerned about the Impact of Race and Racism in our Communities?

We invite you to take part in advancing institutional change for racial equity. Workshop participants will engage in a comprehensive exploration of how racism shapes American institutions, often without our conscious understanding that it is doing so. 

Applicants should be individuals in positions to take knowledge gained in the workshop back to their colleagues, institutions and wider communities.

Undoing Racism Workshops are unique 2 1/2 day workshops offered by The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond, a national, multiracial, anti-racist network from New Orleans dedicated to ending racism and other forms of institutional oppression. 

Now in its 30th year, PISAB has provided training, consultation, and leadership development to more than 500,000 people in organizations nationally and internationally. Graduates of the workshop say that the workshop helps them deal with both cultural competence and racial dynamics in their practice and institution.

The PISAB analysis moves beyond a focus on the symptoms of racism to an understanding of what Racism is, where it comes from, how it functions, why it still persists and how it can be UNDONE. The workshop stresses learning from history, developing leadership, maintaining accountability to communities of color, creating networks, undoing internalized oppression, and understanding the role of organizational gatekeeping in perpetuating racism. 

Key areas of discussion include:

1. Analyzing Power
2. Defining Racism
3. Understanding the Manifestations of Racism
4. Learning from History
5. Sharing Culture
6. Organizing to Undo Racism

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Subject: UNDOING RACISM WORKSHOP APPETIZER:

Challenged by How to Deal with Race Issues in Your Organization?  Concerned about the Impact of Race and Racism in our Communities?

We invite you to take part in an “Appetizer Presentation” about Undoing Racism Workshops. It will give you a feel for the URWs, which are all about advancing institutional change for racial equity.

Two dates to choose from:

Tuesday, March 24th  3:00 – 5:00 pm at the LGBTQ Center, Wall Street in Kingston
Thursday, March 26th 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the New Progressive Baptist Church on Hone Street in Kingston

Tracy Givens Hunter (Community Organizer) and Peter Heymann (ENJAN) will lead the Appetizer Presentation. Co-sponsors of this event are: the LGBTQ Task Force for Undoing Racism, ENJAN (End the New Jim Crow Action Network). 

Let us know which date you can attend the Undoing Racism Appetizer. And let’s gather together to organize to Undo Racism.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Mass Incarceration, What Determines When black Lives Matter? An overview of the social controls emlployed to limit and create political prisoners out of people of color in this country" Jacqui C. Williams talk at UUCC Kingston, March 29, 10:30 am.

Mass Incarceration, What Determines When Black Lives Matter?  An overview of the social controls employed to limit and create political prisoners out of people of color in this country – Jacqui C. Williams
I invite you come to hear Jacqui C. Williams give the sermon and lead the March 29, Sunday  Service at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Catskills (UUCC), 320 Sawkill Rd., Kingston, NY.  The service starts at 10:30 am and ends at approximately 11:30 am.

Jacqui Williams will talk on "Mass Incarceration, What Determines When Black Lives Matter?  An overview of the social controls employed to limit and create political prisoners out of people of color in this country"   Please spread the word.
Barbara Stemke
member UUCC and ENJAN
 
 
Jacqui C. Williams   
Jacqui C. Williams is an independent consultant with over 35 years of training experience, twenty conducting trainings to rape crisis programs, k-12 school, colleges, community groups, health care professionals, mental health providers, law enforcement, prosecutors, and related professionals. She has worked in the field of ending sexual violence since 1991 as the Warren County Rape Crisis Coordinator, Policy and Education Director of the NYS Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Director of Outreach and Training for the NYS DCJS Office of Sex Offender Management. Ms. Williams has conducted trainings on identifying and dismantling various forms of oppression in her professional work and in a volunteer capacity as a Beyond Categorical Thinking facilitator for the Unitarian Universalist Association since 2001 and as the co Chair of the St. Lawrence District anti racism and anti oppression work team, Catalyst, since 2007.   

 
 

 

Undoing Racism Workshops "Appetizer Presentation" Tue., March 24 and Thur. March 26 in Kingston presented by ENJAN and also the LGBTQ Task Force To Undo Mass Incarceration and Institutional Racism

ENJAN and also the LGBTQ Task Force To Undo Mass Incarceration and Institutional Racism  are delighted to announce that next week, the Undoing Racism Workshops "Appetizer Introduction" will be presented  to community leaders, elected officials, police chiefs, Ulster County Sherriff's Dept., School Superintendents and teachers, religious/spiritual leaders and leaders of health, human services and social justice organizations.  .
 
You are invited to attend the presentations.  You have a choice of two dates:


Tuesday,   March 24,   3 to 5 pm at LGBTQ Center, 300 Wall St., Kingston
Thursday,  March 26,  6 to 8 pm at New Progressive Baptist Church, 8 Hone St., Kingston

Ulster Boces brought the Undoing Racism Workshops twice to Ulster County a number of years ago.  Now, the time is right to bring back the Undoing Racism Workshops to Ulster County as we work to undo racism, mass incarceration and the school to prison pipeline.

Attached you will find  details to the invitation to the "appetizer introduction."   You also have an overview of the Undoing Racism Workshops.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Peter Heymann or myself.  If you are able to attend one of the workshops, please let one of  us know which date you will attend.  The workshops are free.  We hope you can join us.
Barbara Stemke 
member End the New Jim Crow Action Network ENJAN
and LGBTQ Task Force To Undo Mass Incarceration and Institutional Racism
Peter Heymann
member End the New Jim Crow Action Network ENJAN
and LGBTQ Task Force To Undo Mass Incarceration and Institutional Racism
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Monday, March 16, 2015

Friday, March 27, POUGHKEEPSIE: 

A screening of the historical film “Freedom Riders” will take place at the Sadie Peterson Delaney African Roots Library (2nd floor) of The Family Partnership Center, 29 North Hamilton St. It is part of the PBS Series “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle.” We’re told: “The film chronicles the story behind hundreds of civil rights activists called the Freedom Riders who challenged the racial segregation of the American interstate transport by traveling together in small interracial groups and sitting where they chose on the buses and trains to demand equal access to terminal restaurants and waiting rooms, and to bring racial segregation to national attention. These brave, nonviolent Freedom Fighters encountered vicious police and racist violence in the South.

Call 845-475-8781 for the time of the event.

Friday, March 6, 2015

The film “Fundi,” the story of African-American civil rights fighter Ella Baker

Saturday, March 14 at 5 pm, KINGSTON

The film “Fundi,” the story of African-American civil rights fighter Ella Baker, will be screened at 5 p.m. followed by a lively panel discussion. This public event, the first of a series on Women of the Movement, will take place at the: 

New Progressive Baptist Church, 8 Hone St.  

Baker was a key figure in the struggle against segregation in America. She was also an adviser to Martin Luther King Jr. and a founder of Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). The panel consists of Rita Worthington (Black Lives Matter), Teresa Washington (School to Prison Pipeline), Evelyn Clarke and Esther Taylor-Evans (Storytelling and the Arts as Teaching Tools). All are welcome; refreshments served. Information, Odell Winfield,  odell_winfield@yahoo.com.