A Virtual Pilgrimage
1/12 Tues 12 Noon
Project Pilgrimage presents a virtual journey to increase awareness of historical events that have defined and perpetuated white supremacy in the United States over generations. Our pilgrimage will go to locations which will create historical context, provide opportunities for self-reflection, and explore ideas on how to take action towards the liberation of all people.
White Supremacy Through Violence: Lynching in America, Then and Now
1/12 Tues 5 pm
The year 2020 has allowed us all to bear witness to a disturbing and unavoidable reality, lynching is not a relic of a Jim Crow past. It is a modern form of racial terror. I will examine how lynching sits squarely on a historical continuum of systemic racism and racial othering. I will examine how the recent killings of African Americans force us to confront a sorted past, and work diligently to create a future defined by equity and compassion.
Prof. Terry Scott
The Truth About Hate Groups and Hate Crimes
1/13 Wed 12 Noon
How does the rise in hate groups and hate crimes correlate to the most recent spate of civic unrest over the excessive use of force by police? What do peaceful protesters do when extremists get violent? What do we learn from white supremacists convicted of violent hate crimes? These questions are answered through the narratives of former white supremacists and an analysis of America’s historical response to extremism.
White Supremacy and Democracy: Criminal Justice System
1/13 Wed 5 pm
We will look at this issue from the perspective of its impact on Blacks dealings with the criminal justice system. We will cover how institutional racism impacts Blacks’ intersection with police, jails, courts, legal financial obligations, judges’ decisions, sentencing, parole.
We will discuss—within the perimeters of “white supremacy” the difficulty of revolutionizing this country as long as every institution is infused with racism.
Finally we will envision how a more humane society can be brought about.
Prof. Alexes Harris
Reparations: A Community Conversation
1/13 Wed 7 pm
This workshop will address why reparations are necessary for society to move forward as a whole. It addresses how reparations fit into the process of truth and reconciliation and describes models of reparations given in the past and proposed now. It asks: How do we prepare as a society to undergo reparations? How do we become changed by the act of reparations? What is required of those to whom reparations are given for their next generations?
1/14 Thurs noon
14 Demands for Healing Washington
Rev. Bianca Davis-Lovelace
Poor People’s Campaign
Intersections of Disability and Racism
1/14 Thurs 5 pm
This workshop will be a conversation between two disabled individuals: ChrisTiana ObeySumner, an autistic and multiply disabled Black nonbinary person, will provide perspective of how to move the Black Disabled Lives Matter and disability justice work forward sustainably, effectively, accessibly, and collectively. Elizabeth Ralston, a White accessibility consultant who is deaf and is the Founder of the Seattle Cultural Accessibility Consortium, will discuss the work that is needed within white spaces for moving towards solidarity with disabled BIPOC and how accessibility is a key part of this conversation.