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How can you break through the barriers that perpetuate systemic racism?

Here are a few steps you can take over the next year to continue the conversation and your racial justice journey.

Today

Within the Week

Seek out stories and opinions from those who are different from you, for example:

  • Ta-Nehesi Coates’ books or various articles in The Atlantic
  • Climbing the White Escalator, by Betsy Leondar-Wright

Within the Month

  • Meet with someone you met from It’s Time to Talk: Forums on Race
  • Subscribe to a podcast that explores racial equity topics and/or perspectives:

Within Three Months

Within Six Months

Within Nine Months

  • Reconnect with someone you met from It’s Time to Talk: Forums on Race
  • Challenge your awareness of your inner circle.
    • Does your inner circle reflect a mosaic of racial and/or cultural backgrounds?
    • What are your steps to change your inner circle?

Throughout the Year

  • Seek out books written by a racially diverse mix of authors and continue to challenge yourself
  • Challenge yourself to ask: who is and is not included in the decision making meetings, social gatherings and networking opportunities?
  • Follow racial justice activists, educators and organizations on social media, for example:
    • Rinku Sen, Tim Wise, Maria Hinojosa
    • Teaching Tolerance

Next Year

Attend It’s Time to Talk: Forums on Race on October 25, 2018

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