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Purpose

In response to the increased visibility of structural racism, systemic oppression, and police violence, Surviving Race will convene advocates, artists, educators, peer supporters, psychiatric survivors, and white allies to:
  1. Acknowledge, celebrate, and integrate  the legacy of hope, resiliency and vision forged by our ancestors
  2. Examine the impact of structural racism, systemic oppression, and police violence on health disparities and racial trauma experienced by  Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC)
  3. Co-create future strategies and implementation steps to counter structural racism, systemic oppression, and police violence against BIPOC
This 4-day forum will be guided by principles of community wealth, empowerment, peer support, and mutual respect. Through our individual journeys, we come together to build a community response that promotes justice and healing for ourselves and for others who have been silenced.

Goals
  1. Co-create a brave space in which we can acknowledge the harms and historical trauma and strive to not be silenced by them
  2. Establish through consensus the level of urgency among proposed topics
  3. Identify, define and operationalize assets and resources
  4. Develop advocacy plan and timeline
  5. Identify probable resources, champions, and next steps
Objectives
  1. Convene a series of facilitated dialogues that frame the urgency of addressing structural racism, systemic oppression, and police violence
  2. Call forth and draw upon the experience and wisdom of keynote speakers
  3. Provide opportunities for affirmation, celebration, and recognition of historical strengths
  4. Encourage multiple approaches to advocacy and healing through dialogue
  5. Utilize a community wealth model to develop a feasible plan and timeline, as well as identify resources, champions and allies
Dialogue and Speaker Topic Areas
  • Systemic Racism | Anti-Black Racism
  • Psychiatric Oppression
  • Police Violence
  • Exploring the historical roots of slavery and institutional oppression within mental health and prison systems, and their impact on our Future
Desired Participant Assets, Tools, and Resources 
  • Activism
  • Survivorship
  • Peer Support
  • Training
  • Mentorship
  • Leadership Development
  • Artistic expression and spoken word
  • Healing and spirituality




 

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* 1. Full Name 

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* 2. Contact Information

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* 3. Do you identify yourself in the category Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)?

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* 4. Are you an experienced facilitator, trainer or presenter?

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* 5. Have you established membership to Surviving Race through their Facebook page?

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* 6. Do you consider yourself a white ally?

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