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XRUS Anti-Racism Training

Tuesday, Aug 11

"We Need Each Other: Dismantling Oppression and Building Climate and Ecological Justice"

Register here in advance: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEpcemvqD8tHt1KMzUURUcz6kNBs2cRPqBF

DESCRIPTION “If you have come here to help me you are wasting your time, but if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.”

We need each other. Strategically and as human beings, we either all get free or we won’t make it.

We see unlearning the ways in which the powerful have trained us to be divided and learning the ways some of us are systematically valued and supported more as human beings than others - white, cis, heterosexual, able bodied, global north etc - as a lifelong process. Movements and communities survive and thrive when they care for each other through mutual aid and solidarity. But we can't effectively care for each other if we don't learn about the systematic harms that are hurting communities and how those systems operate and are interlinked. We welcome any XR US local group member to this training who is willing to walk the path of unlearning/learning in good faith and to take action to stop this systematic harm. We welcome you into a space of vulnerability and support as we work for our common goals.

This training is for all XR US local group members. It will be recorded. Run time 8:00 - 10:30 pm EST.

TRAINERS: 1) Dylan Cooke from Catalyst Project https://collectiveliberation.org/our-organization/staff/

2) Peter Dakota Spencer-McElhatton from AORTA http://aorta.coop/peter-dakota/

REQUIRED READING: - Please read pages 4 - 8 before the training. Some of the training content relies on everyone having read these 4 pages before the training. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VDsJuRLksm_PkUrl4tt1TZUnE6r1fNRU/view?usp=sharing

  • Strategic Need for Social Justice: Short Video https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/play/v8J8JOyspm43Tt3G4wSDUPN6W9W6fKyshHAWr6AKnhu0BnAEY1D1M7NANOBXa-xRneJoNxfAaiChMTqf?autoplay=true&startTime=1593198622000 Password: 4y$Gc805

  • Heading for Eco Fascism and What to Do About It - Video https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=647379799436948&ref=watch_permalink

  • Eyes on the Prize episode #12 https://vimeo.com/49981380

  • https://jamestracybooks.org/2016/01/28/revolutionary-hillbilly-an-interview-with-hy-thurman-of-the-young-patriots-organization/

  • http://www.kzoo.edu/praxis/racial-capitalism/#_ftn4

  • Reverse Racism - Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dw_mRaIHb-M