Welcome to the 2020 Overcoming Racism VIRTUAL Conference:
Taking Back “We the People”
November 13, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, CST
November 14, 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM, CST
What does it mean to be “We the People” through an antiracist lens, in these times? How do we address the rise of right wing populism worldwide? In the USA, Brazil, the UK, Hungary and Turkey, right wing populism and neo-fascism are taking hold. In all cases, the divides are ethnic and cultural. In the USA, the fault lines are explicitly racialized. How do we take back, or claim for the first time in our history, the idea that “all means all” when we talk about “We the People”?
conference learning objectives
By attending this conference, participants will:
Understand the phrase “We the People” through a racial equity lens and in an anti- racist context.
Be able to connect the historical dots that led to the intentional and prominent placing of the phrase “We the People” in the Constitution of the United States of America.
Understand how the phrase “We the People” has been interpreted, exploited and co-opted over time.
Draw parallels between white nationalism in America and populism in other countries and show how they mirror each other to oppress people and take away basic human rights.
Understand how white nationalism in America is working against the goal of “creating a more perfect union.”
Create a “We the People” vision that reflects who all THE PEOPLE are in order to create a more perfect union.”
Generate ideas and actions that each one of us as individuals “We the People” can do to create racially equitable organizations and communities.
Learn and practice skills that help us to care for ourselves and support each other as we do this work.