As an international student studying in the United States, you may have experienced explicit racism during your time here. In addition to racism that takes places on an individual level, there are also implicit ways in which racism manifests in American society; Black, indigenous, and people of color in the United States have been subject to both individual and systemic racism since before the country's inception.
Falon Shackelford, digital strategist and organizer, will lead this interactive workshop where we will learn how migration has played a part in the systemic racism that exists in the United States. Falon has almost a decade of experience building campaigns around environmental equity, tenants' rights and political education. Falon received her B.A. in History and Political Science with a concentration in Community Development from Howard University. An avid proponent of using history as a catalyst and blueprint for building political power, Falon currently works at the intersection of technology, fundraising, and social justice organizing.
We will also discuss migration specific to New York as well as the economic and health impact of COVID-19 by race. Through this conversation and reflection, you will walk away with a better understanding of structural racism in both the United States and your home country.
Date: Friday, November 6th
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST (approximately)
Location: Remote. Zoom meeting instructions will be emailed closer to the date of the program.
Contact: Alexa Berry, Manager of Enrichment Programs, here or at (646) 398-6925