Juneteenth Race Retreat
Sat. June 19, 2021 | 10:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Hosted by Diane Wong and Lane Arye
Tickets are donation-based
starting at $1.
The impact of systemic racism on Black and White family wealth as told through stories of the GI Bill and redlining.
In telling stories of a white family and a black family's post-WWII experience with the GI Bill, FHA loan, and redlining, this event provides historical context and personal stories of quests for homeownership in the US. The stories of the white family and Black family will contrast to demonstrate why median Black family wealth is currently less than 10% of white family wealth. This retreat includes facilitated break-out groups as we develop our collective muscle in processing internalized racism, healing, and creating a vision for our collective future.
Personal family stories provided by Diane Wong and Lane Arye. Historical context provided by Pharaoh Saunders and Jordana Hart.
Truth: The Police and the Black Community - July 2021
Slave Patrols, Criminalized Vagrancy laws, Mass Incarceration, and Death by Police Bullets. Join us to discuss how we got here and what we can do for a brighter future.
Justice / Equity - August 2021
Between the American Revolution and the Civil War, slavery was a source of great wealth for Northern merchants, banks, insurers, and builders. It is time for a reckoning.
Unpacking and Interrupting Whiteness - September 2021
This workshop will address how white people learn white racial superiority and internalize and perpetuate white centrality and dominance. We will practice noticing and interrupting these patterns and cultivate resilience so we can sit with our discomfort and with the upset of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.
Hip Hop: Cup Half-Full / Half-Empty
May 22, 2021 | Event recording coming soon
A conversation on the celebration of hip hop as well as its appropriation.
Racial Wealth Gap: How Did We Get Here?
May 8, 2021 | Event recording coming soon
A multimedia presentation and discussion of the racial wealth gap and why it still exists today.