American Australian Association (AAA)

Community Learning Race & Discrimination

Event Description

Dear AWNY Community (men and women), please join me to learn together about racism and discrimination in the US and Australia. Facilitated like a book club (over Zoom), I invite you to read designated texts for group discussion.

 

(**while most people will dial in from the US, we extend the invite to friends and family in Australia)

 

My hope, over the course of these sessions, is to explore key texts and authors in the United State and Australia, and that by learning with each other, we may sharpen our insight into the current crisis, and understand more about racism and how it relates to ourselves, our families, communities and our two countries.

 

RSVP to katelee.newyork@gmail.com for Zoom and links to articles. Be sure to include which sessions you will attend.

 

Session 1. Tuesday, July 7, 6-7.30pm (EDT). (8m Sydney, Wednesday July 8)

 

– Read Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Case for Reparations, The Atlantic, 2014

– Read Aileen Morton-Robinson’s, chapter 1: STILL CALL AUSTRALIA HOME: Indigenous Belonging and Place in a Postcolonizing Society from The White Possessive: Property, Power, and Indigenous Sovereignty

– Look up the terms implicit prejudicesymbolic racism, and modern racism, and consider their definitions

– Look up the history of the implicit association test, a psychological measure that’s aim is to measure how implicitly prejudiced a person is. You can take the test here.

 

Session 2. Tuesday, August 4, 6-7:30 pm (EDT). (8m Sydney, Wednesday August 5)

 

– Read White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

– Read Aileen Morton-Robinson’s, chapter 2. THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT: Britishness and White Possession from The White Possessive: Property, Power, and Indigenous Sovereignty

 

Session 3. Tuesday, September 1, 6-7:30 pm (EDT). (8m Sydney, Wednesday September 2)

 

– Read A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn

– Read Aileen Morton-Robinson’s, chapter 3. BODIES THAT MATTER ON THE BEACH from The White Possessive: Property, Power, and Indigenous Sovereignty

Please email if you need access to Aileen Morton-Robinson’s The White Possessive: Property, Power, and Indigenous Sovereignty  or White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism (this can be downloaded for free from the NYPL)

 

Please email if you need access to Aileen Morton-Robinson’s The White Possessive: Property, Power, and Indigenous Sovereignty  or White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism (this can be downloaded for free from the NYPL)

When:

Tuesday, 7 July 6pm EDT

Where:

Zoom

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