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Undoing Racism's Hold In Our Communities

Jun 29, 2016

(l-r) A. Adar Ayira, Rachael Ibrahim, Kimberley Richards
Credit Photo by Rob Sivak

This week, the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation has convened two groups of emerging arts leaders for workshops around the idea of combating bigotry. The Undoing Racism workshop explores how institutional racism has come to be firmly ensconced in American culture, and what it will take to get rid of it.

The workshop is presented by the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond. Trainers from the organization, which is based in New Orleans, travel around the country facilitating the workshop is various cities with the hope of dismantling the power systems that perpetuate race inequality. 

Kimberley Richards and Rachael Ibrahim, trainers from the People's Institute and A. Adar Ayira, a local artist and poet who is on the advisory board of Baltimore Racial Justice Action, all join Tom in-studio to discuss the impact of individual behavior on advancing or attenuating bigotry in institutions across the spectrum of American life, and ways in which racism can be undone.

On Wednesday July 13th, the Baltimore Racial Justice Action will hold an event called “7,000 families: Race and Gender Oppression in Baltimore’s Rent Court.  The event starts at 6:30pm. For more information click here.