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"Racism and Disenfranchisement: Then and Now" - Shared screen with speaker view
Shop at Walden Pond
36:42
Happy to be streaming this webinar today at the Shop at Walden Pond. Thanks!
Michael Frederick
37:04
Please text your questions for the panelist to the chat.
Michael Frederick
38:44
We will queue questions and comments, which we'll have the opportunity to address around 2:45 PM.
Michael Frederick
43:15
Another book by W.E.B Du Bois, "The Souls of Black Folk," is available on Gutenberg: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/408/408-h/408-h.htm
Rebecca Gould
45:05
https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/
Rebecca Gould
45:42
Continuing the work of MLK in our time.
Brian Bartlett
46:27
Several African-American writers with pieces in the 1991 anthology on commentaries on Thoreau, Heaven Is Under Our Feet: James Earle Jones, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Whoopi Goldberg, Janet Jackson
Michael Frederick
49:29
Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old EMT who was killed by police officers in her own home
Geoff Wisner
51:32
This essay by J. Drew Lanham underlines (with some humor) some of the things that have kept black people away from nature. Corina Newsome and others recently organized a Black Birders Week on Twitter. https://orionmagazine.org/article/9-rules-for-the-black-birdwatcher/
Michael Frederick
52:45
Ahmaud Arbery, 25-year-old black man, shot to death while jogging in near Brunswick, Georgia
Rebecca Gould
52:58
Also his essay “Birding While Black” has been eye-opening for many of my students.
Geoff Wisner
53:23
The 1619 Project underlines the central importance of slavery in US history. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/1619-america-slavery.html
Michael Frederick
53:55
George Perry Floyd Jr. killed in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25, 2020.
Rebecca Gould
53:56
“His” meaning Drew Lanham — as Geoff addressed earlier.
Brian Bartlett
56:43
Also to be recommended is the personal essay “Black Women and Wilderness” by Evelyn White (Alice Walker biographer), another account of black people having reasons to resist “wilderness.” It’s available in the 2nd edition of the Norton Book of Nature Writing (College Edition)
Michael Frederick
01:03:34
An Antiracist Reading ListIbram X. Kendi on books to help America transcend its racist heritage: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/29/books/review/antiracist-reading-list-ibram-x-kendi.html?login=email&auth=login-emailIbram X. Kendi, Thoreau Society 2021 Keynote Speaker, https://www.ibramxkendi.com/
Geoff Wisner
01:06:38
Kendi's own books are available from The Shop at Walden Pond (and they're great!):https://www.shopatwaldenpond.org/product_p/1568585987.htmhttps://www.shopatwaldenpond.org/product_p/0525509288.htm
Sharon R
01:07:33
The latest (6/11) episode of the NH podcast Outide/In is 'Birding While Black': https://outsideinradio.org/shows/birding-while-black.
Michael Berger
01:12:58
Images of Ellen Garrison's letters: https://www.google.com/search?sxsrf=ALeKk02oJwSdY9hoTM-ZbKY9iCooq8IwjA:1592160398883&source=univ&tbm=isch&q=ellen+garrison%27s+letters&client=firefox-b-1-d&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj_s4DY-4HqAhX5SDABHejdBD0Q7Al6BAgHEC4&biw=1280&bih=579&dpr=1.5
Geoff Wisner
01:17:31
Question: Would you agree with Ibram X. Kendi when he says there's no such thing as being "not a racist"? That is, one is either a racist or an antiracist?
Rebecca Gould
01:20:51
Question (if there’s time): I’m hearing “out there” and also from my black students the importance of very much elevating “black lives” in this moment and committing to work against anti-Blackness. That includes not using broader anti-racism and POC terms (in this moment). Are YOU hearing this? What are your thoughts on this and are there unintended consequences here for other POC/indigenous people?
Jayne Gordon
01:25:47
People of Color
Rebecca Gould
01:25:54
I have no “agenda” here — just wanting to hear what people think!
Rebecca Gould
01:27:10
For instance my students criticized college administrators for using broad language about “racism” and not NAMING anti-blackness. My question is what the impact might be on others.
Rebecca Gould
01:27:31
I very much appreciate what Maria is saying here!
Geoff Wisner
01:28:17
I've heard example of people in power defusing charges of racism by saying Oh, we have people of color here. So-and-so is Japanese! Which avoids the particular challenges of black people.
Rebecca Gould
01:31:21
HDT would agree with Kendi here, I imagine, in terms of saying indifference is complicity.
Geoff Wisner
01:31:55
I think so too. To me it's like what Howard Zinn said: "You can't be neutral on a moving train."
Rebecca Gould
01:33:23
Thank you everyone — such a wonderful panel!
Jayne Gordon
01:33:49
Profound -- and POWERFUL!
Patrick Lee
01:34:07
This was wonderful….thank you!!!!!!
Michael Berger
01:34:33
Thank you all!
Iman Sakkaf
01:34:40
Thank you all so very much!!!
Siri Smedvig
01:34:51
Thank you all for this wonderful webinar!