Sunday, October 03, 2021

Antiracism is a verb

Programming continues as the La Crosse Waking Up White Collaborative welcomes us to examine and pledge action on racism in our community and society and offers opportunities for us to learn how we can actively change the system.

Please visit the website for details. Participate and bring a friend or family member to a discussion or program. Currently, all programming is online only.

Book chats are offered throught the month. These small groups allow for an open dive into specific aspects of the  racism baked into our systems and assumptions. Learn more here.

These programs, open to all, are scheduled for October:

Saturday, October 9 at 4 p.m., Dr.Bee Lo and his wife, Lynette Prieur Lo will share their personal stories of times they have seen racism and white supremacy show its ugly face in our community.  Living as a biracial couple for the past 30 years they have too many stories to share. Dr. Bee will graciously and vulnerably share some of the things he has experienced as the target of racism from white folks toward him as a HMong person. Lynette will share her journey of understanding the racism and white supremacy that lives within her, as well as share stories of the ghastly racist experiences she has witnessed from strangers and loved ones.

Monday, October 11 at 7 p.m., In honor of Indigenous People's Day and National Coming Out Day, Dr. Roger Kuhn, a Poarch Creek Two-Spirit Indigequeer soma-cultural sex therapist and sexuality educator, will speak about, "Returning to Ourselves." Dr. Kuhn's appearance is sponsored by the UWL Pride Center, Rainbow Unity, Transform, and the Native American Student Association.

Friday, October 22 at 3 p.m., attend a panel discussion on diversity and inclusion in theater.

Saturday, October 23 at 2 p.m., Dr. Suthakaran Veerasamy will discuss cultivating cultural empathy to overcome white supremacy thinking.

Saturday, October 30 at 10:30 a.m., join Shaundel Spivey and Jazzma Holland in learning about grass-rooting in a predominantly white community.


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