Occupy Boston’s Anti-Oppression Working Group
invites you to join us to view the video documentary
RACE: THE POWER OF AN ILLUSION
Monday May 28, 2012
6:00 – 9:00 PM
Community Church of Boston
565 Boylston Street - Copley Square
Let us gather, as the Occupy Boston community, and observe Memorial Day with a radically different approach!
Rather than “memorializing”, let us gather to unleash ourselves from our collective historical amnesia. As we watch sections of the documentary, “Race: The Power of An Illusion”, we can learn about and reflect on the underlying social, economic, and political strategies that built an entrenched system of racism and classism in this country.
Together, we can grow to better grasp and understand the deliberate and intentional actions that have been taken over the years … actions that grew from and reinforced beliefs of white supremacy and privilege … actions that, to this day, disproportionately channel advantages and opportunities to white people.
Let us gather, as a community, to recognize and honor the cost that racism has extracted from this country since the first moments that white colonizers claimed a land that wasn’t theirs.
Let us strive together to shift the conversations and organizing that we engage in to build a more just and equitable society that has an “up-front”, authentic awareness and commitment to dismantling racism in our own movement and beyond.