Confronting Whiteness and Racism Working Group

The Confronting Whiteness and Racism Working Group (formerly the Dismantling Racism Working Group) is dedicated to raising awareness of the effects of racism in ourselves, our systems, our society, and discerning how we are called to build the Beloved Community, based on love, justice, and equal opportunity for all. For more information contact Marty Roers at mroers@csjstpaul.org.

 

Events and Opportunities 

Current Events in the Twin Cities

“I AMfilm screening
I AM is an utterly engaging and entertaining non-fiction film that poses two practical and provocative questions: what’s wrong with our world, and what can we do to make it better?
Thursday, January 16, 2020
7:00-9:00 pm at the Eastside Freedom Library in Saint Paul  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/minnesota-peacebuilding-film-series-saint-paul-tickets-80694845455

and
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
7:00-9:00 pm at the Birchwood Cafe in Minneapolis https://www.eventbrite.com/e/minnesota-peacebuilding-film-series-minneapolis-tickets-80669315093

“I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO” film screening
Monday, January 20, 2020
at Penumbra Theatre in Saint Paul
I Am Not Your Negro envisions the book James Baldwin never
finished: a radical narration about race in America, using the writer’s
original words, as read by actor Samuel L. Jackson. Alongside a
flood of rich archival material, the film draws upon Baldwin’s notes
on the lives and assassinations of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and
Martin Luther King Jr. to explore and bring a fresh perspective to
our current racial narrative. Raoul Peck’s Oscar-nominated
documentary is a journey into black history that connects the past
of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter.
The CWAR group has some tickets to this and plans to carpool.
If you would like to join us, please contact Marty Roers at mroers@csjstpaul.org.
Or you can order tickets yourself online or by calling
651.224.3180 Monday through Friday, from 10am-4:30pm.

Tuesday, February 11 ~ peace prayer
The Sisters of St Joseph and Consociates hold a Peace Prayer at 6:30 pm on the 11th day of each month in our chapel at 1880 Randolph Avenue in Saint Paul. All are welcome. This month we will focus on Black History. Please join us.

Ongoing Events in the Twin Cities

Exhibits

  • Minnesota African American Heritage Museum & Gallery – Founded in 2018, the Museum’s purpose is to preserve, record and highlight the achievements, contributions and experiences of African Americans in Minnesota.  This mission is carried out through exhibits, workshops and events that educate and inform the public about the history, culture, and art of African Americans in Minnesota. Read MPR’s story about the new MAAHMG.
  • “Race:  Are We Really So Different?”  Minnesota Science Museum’s Race Exhibit.

 

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