2020 ABCs Description

Cultivating Active Antiracism in Response to Unjust Policing

July 10 - 12; July 27 - 29 | Zoom

Sparked by the recent murders of Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and George Floyd by police, but informed by the deep history of white supremacy in the United States, people across the nation are protesting the injustices that Black people face. The policing of Black bodies in the US is woven throughout history. We’ll be tracing this oppression through the evolution of the criminal justice system —  from slavery to Jim Crow laws to the modern-day Prison Industrial Complex. At our two virtual ABCs this summer, participants will explore this history and craft a framework for antiracist action. We’ll be working with StoryCorps to practice our dialogue skills, giving participants the opportunity to plan a conversation with a family member or friend around the uprising for Black lives. 

*The ABCs will contain education, service, and discussion about racial violence and anti-Blackness, which may be triggering for some.