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White Supremacy, Racism and Anti-Semitism

October 8, 2020

7-8:30 pm

How they divide us and preserve unjust systems.

How can we undo them right here in Pittsburgh?

Three 90-minute Zoom Conversations for members of the community

Thursdays, October 8, 15 and 22; 7-8:30 PM

Facilitator: Jane Schuchert Walsh, PhD, Clarion University

Hosts: JCC PGH Center for Loving Kindness and Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition

  • Talk about race and ethnicity by asking questions, sharing experiences, and discussing current issues openly and honestly.
  • Better understand how social forces shape race and ethnic relations as well as how intergroup relations influence social institutions and the everyday experiences of individuals.
  • View race and ethnic relations from a historical perspective.
  • Explore how race and ethnicity has shaped individual and community life experiences.
  • Identify needed areas of social change for racial and ethnic equity to become a reality.

Prior to each session we invite you to watch The PBS series Race: The Power of an Illusion. Each episode is 60 minutes long.  You can find the episodes here.

RSVP HERE

Dr. Jane Walsh is an associate professor of sociology at Clarion University of Pennsylvania with expertise in sociology, race and ethnic relations.

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