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Black River-St. Lawrence Association 295th Semi-Annual Meeting

October 3, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

A Brief Exploration of the Broad Concepts of Racial Justice

Rev. Gary Smith

UCCNY, Racial Justice Consultant

When it comes to addressing racism, there are so many terms, concepts, and ideas that it can get confusing!  Add to that the abundance of books—new and old—that seek to address different aspects of the topic, and it can lead to overload.

Join Rev. Gary Smith, racial justice consultant for the UCCNY Conference as we explore various concepts related to racial justice, discuss why this is a critical issue for White people, and answer questions you might have.

During our hour together we’ll look at terms like race and racism; equality, equity and justice; BIPOC; Critical Race Theory, White Privilege; White Supremacy; and Ally vs. Antiracist; among others!  And we’ll talk about why our Conference leadership hopes you will choose to walk the journey toward racial justice!  Bring your questions, your hopes, and a spirit of openness!

The meeting will officially begin at 3:00p.m. Anyone attending is asked to begin joining the meeting at 2:45 as all participants will be placed in a ‘waiting room’ and admitted to the meeting by the host. This helps us establish the presence of a quorum. Please contact me or Marjorie Purnine at mpurnine@uccny.org or by calling 315-446-3073 ext. 7, if you have questions.

You can connect to the meeting by telephone if you don’t have a computer by calling 646-876-9923 first. If that doesn’t work, call 301-715-8592. The meeting I.D. is 891 8927 9209. If you have never participated in a Zoom meeting and would like to try it before October 3, contact Marjorie and she will set up a quick test meeting with you.

Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0sf-CqqTIoGt3dHw7bw_kyldFBl2KY4Xv_

Contact: Mary Jo Fairbanks, brslregrstrar3@gmail.com


October 3, 2021
11:00 am - 1:00 pm