Antiracism

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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Anti-Racism Dialogue Sessions to be Offered This Fall

Registration Deadline September 24 Since late 2020, almost 40 members of the MVUC community have participated in a series of enlightening and motivating Anti-Racism Dialogue Sessions facilitated by Sue Ries Lamb. The Anti-Racism Committee is delighted to announce that the course will be offered again this Fall. The format will be similar to the previous …

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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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