Bayo Akomolafe: How I Am Unlearning My Whiteness

Thursday  11 May  2017  6:30 PM    Thursday  11 May  2017 8:30 PM
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"What if our response to the crisis is part of the crisis?"- Bayo Akomolafe

Bayo Akomolafe is globally recognized for his poetic, unconventional, counterintuitive take on global crisis, civic action and social change. He is the Coordinating Curator for The Emergence Network, and host of the online course, “We will dance with Mountains." His upcoming book is titled "These Wilds Beyond Our Fences: Letters to my daughter on humanity's search for home".

Bayo Akomolafe suggests our most well-intentioned practices for racial justice can often serve to silence the voices, worlds and powers of occluded people—perpetuating white norms. White privilege (and white guilt) is sustained by a denial of multiple places of power, and perhaps what is useful today is to head to the edges of our life frameworks, where we are most vulnerable, to listen to the ghosts of those forgotten.

Bayo asks: In what ways can we partner with the world to perform new notions of racial identity and socio-politico- economic justice? Instead of trying to be "good white people" perhaps what racial justice asks of us, is that we account for our difficult histories, our deepest longings for something better and to consider curiosity as a replacement for confusion.

http://bayoakomolafe.net

Join Racial Justice Allies and Bayo Akomolafe
Thursday May 11, 6:30 – 8:30
Glaser Center, Santa Rosa
info: racialjusticeallies@gmail.com

*While no one will be turned away, any donations at the door would be welcome. Dr. Akomolafe has not charged us for the event but will incur some expense to get here. It would be nice to offer him an honorarium. Afterall, the gift economy is one alternative to capitalism.

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The Glaser Center
547 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, 95401, CA, United States

Racial Justice Allies of Sonoma County Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 12/05/2017 17:19
Thank you to all who joined us last night with Bayo Akomolafe! If you want to revisit his presentation, or share it with friends and family, a VIDEO of his full presentation is available online... http://www.racialjusticeallies.org/video-dialog-report-back-bayo-akomolafe/ We invite you to watch and share!
http://www.racialjusticeallies.org/video-dialog-report-back-bayo-akomolafe/

Sabrina Krauss Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 12/05/2017 04:18
Darn wish I'd seen sooner...looks like it's just over...sounds like super interesting speaker.
SURJ Sonoma County Showing Up for Racial Justice
-- 12/05/2017 04:18
there will be a video posted on the Racial Justice Allies of Sonoma County website soon.
Racial Justice Allies of Sonoma County
-- 12/05/2017 04:18
The video of Bayo Akomolafe's presentation yesterday is now available online! http://www.racialjusticeallies.org/video-dialog-report-back-bayo-akomolafe/

Juan Lopez Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 04/05/2017 06:04
Thanks, I'm interested.

Monica Mody Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 01/05/2017 01:29
Will this be recorded?
Racial Justice Allies of Sonoma County
-- 01/05/2017 01:29
We are hoping to record audio and/or video of this event, although plans aren't confirmed yet. But if so, links/info about that will be shared here on this page after the event!
Racial Justice Allies of Sonoma County
-- 01/05/2017 01:29
The video of Bayo Akomolafe's presentation yesterday is now available online! http://www.racialjusticeallies.org/video-dialog-report-back-bayo-akomolafe/
The Glaser Center
547 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, 95401, CA, United States
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