A form of action against racial hatred, bias, systemic racism, and the oppression of marginalized groups. Anti-Racism is usually structured around conscious efforts and deliberate actions to provide equitable opportunities for all people on an individual and systemic level.

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Unite to Fight Racism

Continuing to transform MVUC into an anti-racist community and to identify actions that can be taken to
dismantle white supremacy and structural racism

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  • Anti-Racism Committee (ARC) Meeting
    Thursday, October 21, 7:30-8:30 pm, via Zoom Please join us for a meeting to discuss the future of the Dialogue Sessions and ARC. We will discuss:  1. The impact of the Dialogue Sessions on those who participated in the first two series:  What were key learnings?  What was the effect on your attitudes and behaviors? What follow-up …

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  • How to deconstruct racism, one headline at a time
    In this short TED Talk, Emmy-nominated writer Baratunde Thurston “explores the phenomenon of white Americans calling the police on Black Americans who have committed the crimes of … eating, walking or generally “living while Black.” In this profound, thought-provoking and often hilarious talk, he reveals the power of language to change stories of trauma into …

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  • Re-imagine policing in our schools
    Did your kids attend a school where police officers patrolled the halls and engaged with the students?  Local governments are reconsidering programs that place police in middle and high schools, often called SROs (school resource officers).  Such programs often target Black and Brown kids at higher rates than White kids, and may expose them to unwarranted criminalization.   Alexandria and Arlington County have recently ended …

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  • Think before calling the police
    What does a 911 call for police assistance mean, in the wake of police killings of George Floyd, Ma’Khia Bryant, Rayshard Brooks and so many others?  Some of us on the Anti-Racism Committee (ARC) Team have begun to consider what a call to the police might mean.  Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) Northern Virginia is an organization whose mission is …

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  • ARC encourages questions to VA candidates
    As we move closer to the Virginia general election on November 2, our partner organization, the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy (VICPP) suggests questions that we might ask the candidates.  We ask you to pose such questions to your candidates, to encourage them to give priority to those issues. The Virginia general election will be on …

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