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Racism and Policing Part III: Where Do We Go From Here?Event Description:
EGPS Work Group for Racial Equity Discussion Group
Racism and Policing Part III: Where Do We Go From Here?
Monday February 15 8:30 - 9:45 PM EST
In the third of our three part series on racism and policing, we look at next steps. Now that we understand the racist historical underpinnings of policing and prisons in the US, and we've read how Black people with mental vulnerabilities are even more at risk for experiencing police violence, we're going to finish (for now) by reading two compelling articles in favor of defunding the police. One article written by Colin Kaepernick, the other by Angela Davis.
Why Arguments Against Abolition Inevitably Fail - By Angela Davis
The Demand for Abolition - By Colin Kaepernick
Even before reading the articles I'm thinking about these questions:
* What thoughts and feelings does the phrase "Defund the police" evoke in me?
* Where do I feel these feelings in my body?
After reading the two articles, I revisit the phrase "Defund the police."
* Do I notice any shifts in how that lands in my body?
* What new thoughts or feelings do I become aware of now?
We invite you into this brave space of deep listening and sharing. Building a community of solidarity in the exchange of emotional risk-taking and vulnerability.
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The Work Group for Racial Equity a "drop in group" for EGPS members and not-yet members. You are invited to participate whenever you can. We meet monthly on the third Monday evening of the month to discuss relevant books, films, podcasts and articles. Further information can be found on the EGPS website at https://egps.org/work-group-racial-equity.php
Time: Monday, February 15th, 8:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Contact #1: Christine Schmidt
Contact #2: Rudy Lucas
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