What is systemic racism?
What are the effects of systemic racism?
These days, many of us are asking hard questions about systemic racism in America. As Arizona Cardinals player Larry Fitzgerald wrote in the New York Times, systemic racism and the events of this year are “not new territory for our America.”
Larry Fitzgerald is right. Systemic racism is not new territory for America. Nor is it new territory for Arizona.
But, this old territory can give us, as Larry Fitzgerald also wrote, an opportunity to hear – really hear – all the voices around us and to start on the hard work of facing down systemic injustice and racism: “Our first step must be to listen to one another – to sincerely lean in and hear what the person who is different from us is saying.”
We invite you to take that first step with us. Lean in, listen, learn about systemic racism and its effects on individuals and communities.
Attend one of our 90-minute, online, facilitated discussions convened by WESTMARC, Leadership West, the West Valley Arts Council, and the Center for the Future of Arizona, and hosted by the Black Board of Directors Project and Arizona Town Hall: Listening and Learning About Systemic Racism.
To provide a safe space for honest conversation, these virtual gatherings will not be recorded.
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