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Watch: "When Silence is Not an Option" | A Message to the Nation from Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II
April 2nd, 2017 - In the spirt of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Repairers of the Breach President and Senior Lecturer, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II delivers a powerful sermon to reflect the current time at the historic Riverside Church in New York City. The Riverside Church is where Dr. King preached his controversial "Beyond Vietnam" sermon 50 years ago on April 4th, 1967, exactly one year before his death.
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"These Funerals Must Stop!" | Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II
January 1st, 2016 - Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II delivers a short but powerful and emotional plea to stop the senseless deaths in black communities across America.
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Southern workers in the third Reconstruction
Including a condensed 33-minute Discussion Version (designed for church, education and discussion groups) and an in-depth 65-minute Extended Edition, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II provides a historical and theological context for this powerful Movement. In addition, exciting strike footage and powerful personal testimonies will have you both chanting and crying as the story of why the fight for $15 an hour and the right to form unions is vital to the well-being of Southern Workers.
Fast-food workers, home-healthcare workers, childcare workers, adjunct professors and others in low-income professions are joining what has now become a worldwide fight for the decent human right to make a living wage and have protections on the job. On this Special Edition DVD, veteran Moral Monday film documentation Eric Preston takes his camera into the homes and lives of workers in the southern United States as they share their struggles both on and off the job.
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Doing Our Work is a monthly series sponsored by the Greensboro Community City Working Group and Guilford Anti-Racism Alliance that brings in local experts to present and lead dialogue on concepts to help residents develop a firmer understanding of the roots and nature of racial inequity, and what we can do about it together.
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What Needs to Change: A Conversation on Policing and Race with Michelle Alexander
February 24th, 2016 - In the wake of racial tensions with Police in cities across America, Author, Professor and Civil Rights Advocate Michelle Alexander joins Mayor Nancy Vaughn, Rev. Nelson Johnson and Dr. Timothy Tyson for a discussion on race and policing and how to improve the relationship in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Doing Our Work Introductory Gathering
June 22nd, 2015 - Local residents of Greensboro, North Carolina gather to discuss race, racial inequality and the work to end racism in their city.
Doing Our Work Session 1: Origins of the Concept of "Race"
October 5th, 2015 - Bay Love, Director of Development for the Civil Rights Museum in Greensboro, North Carolina, leads a discussion on where the concept of "race" originated. The "Doing Our Work" monthly series brings together local experts to present and lead dialogue on concepts to help develop a firmer understanding of roots and nature of racial inequity, and what we can do about it together.
Doing Our Work Session 2: Implicit Bias
November 2nd, 2015 - Dr. Claire Morse of the Guilford Anti-Racism Alliance, leads a discussion on implicit bias, what it is and how we can identify it when it comes to race. The "Doing Our Work" monthly series brings together local experts to present and lead dialogue on concepts to help develop a firmer understanding of roots and nature of racial inequity, and what we can do about it together.
Doing Our Work Session 3: Race and Wealth
December 7th, 2015 - In the third session of the Doing Our Work Series, Professors Larry Morse and Bob Williams discuss the history of race and wealth in America, the growing income inequality, and how wealth is systemically designed to benefit a certain class of people.
Doing Our Work Session 4: Race and Education
February 1st, 2016 - In this fourth edition of the Doing Our Work series, Dr. Misti William, Julie Burke and Wanda Hunter discuss the effects of systematic racism in North Carolina's educational systems.
Doing Our Work Session 5: Race and Law Enforcement
March 7th, 2016 - Lewis Pitts, a Greensboro resident with 43 years of experience as a civil rights lawyer, provides an overview of the role of law enforcement to maintain White Supremacy from Slavery to the New Jim Crow right up to today’s police killings. Using examples from Greensboro, the importance of building resistance through a popular united front centered on the simple imperative of Truth Telling.
Doing Our Work Session 6: Race and the Judicial System
April 4th, 2016 - Tye Hunter, a veteran Civil Rights attorney and former director of the Center for Death Penalty Litigation, Inc. in Durham, North Carolina discusses how race has operated in our court systems throughout our history and how it continues to distort justice in the present.
Doing Our Work Session 7: Colorblind Racism
May 2nd, 2016 - Dr. Lisa McLeod, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina gives a presentation on colorblind racism and how and why it exists.
Doing Our Work Session 8: What White People Gain From Doing Anti-Racism Work
October 4th, 2016 - The "Doing Our Work" series continues for it's second season with a presentation by Guilford Anti-Racism Alliance member Kari Thatcher on what white people gain from doing anti-racism work.
Doing Our Work Session 9: Moving the Institutions We Are a Part Of Towards Anti-Racism Work
December 6th, 2016 - The "Doing Our Work" Series continues in Greensboro, North Carolina as multiple presenters discuss the task of moving the institutions we are a part of towards anti-racism work. Presenters include Audra Apt of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina; Cindy Dillard of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greensboro; John de Beer, a Former Rector in the Episcopal Church; Bob Williams, a professor at Guilford College; and Catherine Johnson of the Guilford County Family Justice Center.
Doing Our Work Session 10: David Billings - One Person's Anti-Racism Journey
January 24th, 2017 - Author David Billings discusses his book "Deep Denial: The Persistence of White Supremacy" and his very personal fifty year battle with racism.
Doing Our Work Session 11: Whites' Memories of School Integration in Greensboro
February 7th, 2017 - Author and Professor of Sociology, Kristen M. Lavelle comes back to Greensboro, North Carolina to discuss her book "Whitewashing the South: White Memories of Segregation and Civil Rights".
Doing Our Work Session 12: Race and Education in Guilford County
March 7th, 2017 - The Guilford Anti-Racism Alliance (GARA) series, Doing Our Work continues with scholar and activist, Gary Kenton giving a brief introduction on Race and Education in Guilford County, followed by an in-depth presentation by John Batchelor, author of Race and Education in North Carolina: From Segregation to Desegregation.
Doing Our Work Session 13: Racial Disparities in Greensboro Housing
April 4th, 2017 - On the 49th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., residents of Greensboro, North Carolina gather to listen to retired economics professor Larry Morse as he gives a brief history of the city's racial disparities in housing.
Doing Our Work Session 14: A History of the International Civil Rights Center and Museum
May 2nd, 2017 - GARA Member, Diane McFarland details the tumultuous history the International Civil Rights Center and Museum located in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Doing Our Work Session 15: Implicit, Unintentional Bias
June 6th, 2017 - Walking us through different brain tests, Dr. Claire Morse digs deeper into the subject of implicit and unintentional bias.
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