2021 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
Podcast Discussion Group:
“Seeing White”—season two of “Scene on Radio” from the Center for Documentary Studies
Thursdays at 7 p.m., Jan. 14–Feb. 18
Moderated by the staff of The Alden

About “Seeing White”
Where did the notion of “whiteness” come from? What does it mean? What is whiteness for? Hosts Jon Biewen and weekly guest host Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika delve into the historical origins of whiteness and racism in the US. The series looks at the history as well as the social constructs and emotional grappling that Americans engage in when discussing race and whiteness.

Instructions:
Prior to each session, listen to the corresponding episodes of “Seeing White” on your own, and then your friends and neighbors for a virtual community conversation about the episodes. The podcast can be accessed through your preferred podcast app or on the “Scene on Radio” website. Click here for the session schedule.

Registration closes at 5 p.m. the day before each session. For more information, please contact Sarah Schallern Treff at Sarah.SchallernTreff@fairfaxcounty.gov. 

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* 1. Your Name (First & Last)

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* 2. Your Email (This is the email that we will send the performance link to. Please double check spelling!)

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* 3. Which session(s) would you like to attend? You may select as many as you like! All sessions begin at 7 p.m. and will last approximately 1 hour.

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* 4. Guidelines for all participants:
  • Be kind and courteous. Treat others online as you would treat them in real life.
  • Stay on topic. Tangents related to the material may be valuable but should be avoided if they don't contribute to the topic or focus on the book.
  • Be tolerant towards other’s viewpoints; respectfully disagree when opinions do not align. Personal attacks will not be tolerated.
  • Take people where they are. We're all at different levels of "wokeness" and may inadvertently use language that is considered offensive. In such a case, please kindly and respectfully explain why a term may be considered offensive and propose alternate language. We can all do better.
  • Hate speech, discrimination or bullying will not be tolerated. Language that dehumanizes or incites violence or hatred against individuals or groups is prohibited.
If your behavior violates these guidelines or the Fairfax County Harassment Policy you will be removed from the event and the guest list of future events.

Instructions:
  • Prior to each session, listen to the corresponding episodes of “Seeing White” on your own, and then your friends and neighbors for a virtual community conversation about the episodes. The podcast can be accessed through your preferred podcast app or on the “Scene on Radio” website. Click here for the session schedule.
  • You will receive a link and password to our Zoom chat at approximately one hour prior to the beginning of the event.
  • Before entering the meeting, please change your name to the one you are using in this registration. Participants will not be admitted if they have not registered or the names do not match.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Sarah Schallern Treff at sarah.schallerntreff@fairfaxcounty.gov or 703-342-6753.

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* 5. Would you like to join The Alden's email mailing list with the email you listed above? (The Alden only sends one email a month, and it includes insider information about shows, low ticket warnings and special discounts. When the time is right, we are eager to announce upcoming shows and programs—this is your chance to be the first to know!)

The Alden Theatre is a beautiful, 383-seat performing arts venue presenting nationally and internationally touring acts in music, comedy, dance, film, children's programming and much more. It is a cultural resource for the citizens of McLean that presents high-quality performances, lectures and educational programs for audiences of all ages.

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