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CLCS 121 - Anti-Racist Equity and Justice: Learning and Activism

Semester Offered: Spring
1 unit(s)
This Intensive course offers a space for concentrated reflection on racism, white supremacy and the demands of contemporary antiracist movements, such as defunding the police and reparations. This is a small and unique forum in which we can engage with guest speakers from campus and our broader communities who have expertise in anti-racist facilitation. By centering and learning from those already doing abolitionist work, we can learn best practices for dialoguing with others about racism, reflecting honestly on privilege and intersectionality, and becoming accomplices rather than mere allies, all the while recognizing the long history of antiracist work that precedes us. Through check-ins and guided experiential activities, we build inclusive community with our peers; and through consultations with practitioners of radical, liberatory social justice technologies, we explore vulnerability and self-love as foundations for anti-racist work.  The explorations of our social, assigned identities and the networks of power and privilege in which they operate are enhanced by book discussions, journaling, and facilitated circle sharing. The final project provides an opportunity for both storytelling and community engaged collaborations. Eva Woods.

Two 75-minute periods.

Course Format: INT

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