Let's Talk Race Series

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To challenge institutional racism and foster a culture of belonging and respect by connecting community organizations and individuals in the Delridge community and beyond through film, dialogue, storytelling and restorative justice.

Food and childcare will be provided at all events!

For questions about the series, please contact Project Specialist Nafasi Ferrell nafasi@dnda.org.

- UPCOMING EVENT -

The American Education System

We warmly invite you to an exploration and interactive discussion of the American Educational System and the populations it serves. We will look at the impacts of history and various structures that influence education in America. Participants attending this session will: Explore the impacts of race and colonization in the American Educational System, converse and question in community with each other, and define systems of oppression and racism.

Due to unforeseen circumstances we will be rescheduling this event to happen at a later date this year. 

New event date will be posted here so please stay tuned for updates. 

For more information contact Project Specialist Nafasi Ferrell at nafasi@dnda.org.

 

- PAST EVENTS -

Migration and the World

What does it mean to be American, and how does this affect our understanding of race? For this half-day event we will explore immigration history and our own identities. Join us for our first event of the series as we will use film, storytelling, and interactive activities to engage in critical conversations that connect us to our differences and our common humanity.

The Creation of Whiteness

We all know that racial identity is one of the most complex and continuously evolving facets of human existence, and that it has shaped much of the history of our country and our community. What is less well known is that Whiteness has an origin story. This half day workshop will explore the history of why white identity was intentionally created, how it has functioned to legitimize oppression, and what people of all racial identities can do to challenge the false ideal of whiteness in our culture. Participants will be asked to reflect on how whiteness plays a role in their lives through storytelling and dialogue. There will also be space for race-based caucusing. This event is an opportunity for connection, learning, healing, growth, and conversation.

 

UNDERSTANDING ISLAM

Understanding Islam is an introductory workshop with the goal to supply participants with knowledge and resources on the fundamentals that align the Muslim world. Topics of discussion will include understanding the 5 pillars of Islam, the impact of stereotypes and deconstructing them, the various identities and experiences of Muslims, and intersectionality between Islam and other faiths/spiritual practices. Participants will be asked to reflect on how spirituality impacts their lives and the communities they identify with, through creative storytelling and dialogue. We invite people of all faiths and identities to explore the beauty of Understanding Islam with us, while taking advantage of this opportunity to connect, learn, and grow.

American Housing & Economics

Please join fellow community members for this half-day workshop on American Housing and Economics. We will look at the history of America's economic structure based in imperialism, exploitation, and extraction and how racism was used as a reason and motivation for such structure. We will then look at how this structure continues today in our current housing structure and crisis here in Seattle. Participants will take part in activities and dialogue to reflect on how this economic structure has impacted their lives through storytelling and circle practice. This will be an opportunity for learning from others experiences, healing, growth, and connection as a community.

 

Nurturing the Environment and Food Access

Join us at Camp Long to talk about race in the context of Nurturing the Environment and Food Access. This outdoor workshop will create space for community members to engage in courageous conversations that rely on sustaining vulnerability rather than instant resolution. This event will explore how our food systems are connected to racial injustice, how environmental protection is tied to Indigenous sovereignty, and what it would look like to have access to food that nourishes our bodies and nurtures the environment. Through open dialogue and circle practice, participants will share stories of food traditions and connections to land that build bridges across difference and promote healing.

This project is funded in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from the City of Seattle, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods