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Welcome back to another #CourageousConversations! Today, we'll be discussing the history of voter suppression and how it impacts the way our democracy functions today. Follow along on this thread for highlights from the conversation.
Dr. Greg Williams starts the conversation off with a brief overview of the history of voter suppression in the country - noting that it is a systemic issue, meaning it's embedded within our country's history and system #CourageousConversations
Because, at the very outset of the "American Experiment", a constitutionally-given right to vote was taken away - separating the right to vote from citizenship - voter suppression has run rampant in our country from the very beginning. #CourageousConversations
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Welcome to another #CourageousConversation! Today we are so lucky to have Tricia Rose discussing systemic racism with us.
Tricia starts the conversation with an incredible bang - sharing that she will discuss how systemic racism creates the culture we all live within #CourageousConversations
"Structural racism is something that goes on, whether we intend to be racist or not. Whether we have a Democratic or Republican President," Tricia shares. "If we don't change the structure, we won't change the world." #CourageousConversations
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And we're back for another #CourageousConversations! Today we're talking about #housingdiscrimination and #redlining with local experts. Follow along for highlights from the convo!
.@saphyr29 sets the stage for the discussion noting that "housing in the United States is a case study for structural inequity." #CourageousConversations #equity #housingdiscrimination #redlining
Terri Gentry, with the Black American West Museum, begins by explaining that redlining is an extension of many other oppressive practices that have existed within our systems for a long time. #CourageousConversations #housingdiscrimination #redlining #equitablehousing
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Welcome back to another #CourageousConversations! Today we'll be talking food insecurity and race. Use the hashtag to join in the conversation!
.@saphyr29 begins by setting the stage, noting that hunger and food insecurity happens every day, in every community. #CourageousConversations
Jennifer Banyan, one of our expert panelists, shares data around food insecurity in Colorado, including a 28-55% increase in the last year alone. In Denver, nearly 100,000 individuals are experiencing hunger #CourageousConversations
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It's time for another #CourageousConversations! Keep an eye on our account and follow this thread for highlights from the panel.
An incredible, poignant opening from our own @saphyr29, she notes "Can we really be free, when we're experiencing inequality?" #CourageousConversations #LiveUnited #CommunityUnited
Our first speaker @chandrachilders starts off noting that the terms "equality" and "inequality" are great in theory, but are often open to political manipulation and incorrect conceptualization #CourageousConversations #LiveUnited #CommunityUnited
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USE THIS #Thread #Paradox of #AntiracistEdLeadership in #Edsystems- thoughts I've been really mulling abt in the past while. Have to admit, I've been sitting on this for a couple weeks. Grateful to those who helped me sift through my thinking <3 Here's to #courageousconversations
True #AntiRacist Leadership can only happen when you are anchored in #communities and you do the work #buildrelationships #seekadvice #love & #beLoved by those who give you #permission & #legitimacy to continue the struggle in boardrooms.
When I became a senior leader in Edu. I was advised that - You cannot be on the streets & in the boardrooms. "its time to choose. Its a different struggle." I didnt choose bc WE deserve to be in the boardroom but THAT choice comes at a #price
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