Unlearning Circle: Learning from the History of Whiteness
Start: Saturday, May 15, 2021•10:00 AM • Central Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)
End: Saturday, May 15, 2021•12:00 PM • Central Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)
This is a virtual event
Undoing White Supremacy Austin
May Unlearning Circle: Learning from the History of Whiteness
Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 10 am - 12 noon CST
The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond teaches us that in order to undo racism, we must learn from history. The history of racism in the United States is synonymous with the creation of whiteness. “White” as a racial category was conceived in the American colonies as the way to divide and conquer people in order to suppress interracial alliances with African slaves. Whiteness does exist without anti-blackness.
As we learn from history, what does it mean to be white? What does it mean to be a white anti-racist?
Unlearning Circle Resources:
- How America Invented Race (8m39s) (Pierce Freelon and Jon Halperin, from the series The History of Whiteness in America)
- Birth of a White Nation, Jacqueline Battalora: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riVAuC0dnP4
- Critical Resistance Policing Timeline: http://criticalresistance.org/policing-timeline/
- The Invention of the White Race, Part One: "Racial Oppression and Social Control" and Part Two: "The Origin of Racial Oppression in Anglo-America" (Theodore W. Allen)
- People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond - Antiracist Principles https://www.pisab.org/our-principles/
Correction (of previous email)
The link in the last email under the "blueprint" for housing the unsheltered was incorrect. The action item to fully fund the recommendations from the Summit to address unsheltered Homelessness in Austin can be found here.