Race Amity Day Mini-Conference
Sunday, June 10th BRIDGE office 8:30 AM-5 PM
Dinner & Movie at 6 PM
We are observing the Statewide Race Amity Day!
Please come if you care about racial justice and healing, locally and nationally, if you are a Real Talk on Race Graduate; a BRIDGE Race Task Force or TRJ participant!
Talks/workshops will include themes of Uncovering A Path to Race Amity & Healing; Facing Race and Power in the Berkshires; Racial Healing; Poverty and Race; and Keystone Workshop on “The Asian American Perspective on US Racism” with Setsuko Winchester.
Film Screenings, videos, and breaking bread together.
RSVP Recommended, Adminsupport@multiculturalbridge.org. 413-394-4305
Please bring floor pillow or folding chairs if you have it!
Free and SJIA Donations welcome: $50 full day; $30 per session; $10 per workshop
Drop in when you can but we will not interrupt sessions. So please be prepared to wait and arrive early for registration.
9 AM Opening to Amity Day. Centering . Culture Sharing
9:30 AM -10:00 What is Amity Day? What have we gotten right with collective racial justice healing reconciliation and reparations? And where do we need to go?
10:00-10:30 Writing towards Healing with Ari Cameron & Anaelisa
10:30-11:00 Empathy Training in Racial Justice
11:00-12 Noon Guest Speaker: Setsuko Winchester: what can we learn about race/racism from the Asian American Experience? Reading: Counting Asians
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch Hour (open)- meditative Walk
1:00 Registration PM- Session 2
1:15-2:00 silence. Centering. Movement. Culture Sharing. Healing circle
2:00-3:00 Poverty & Race in the Berkshires with Du Bois: tools to address the intersection of poverty and race for a Berkshire Specific (place/culture specific) conversation
3:00-4:00 RealTalk on Race Harmony, Healing and Justice: Questions with Gwendolyn, Christy, Anaelisa Setsuko and Stephanie. Collected questions throughout the day.
4:30-5:30 Accountability and Mobilizing for Justice : Squad Care, Self-Care,
Empathy, assess risk, Alina’s Wrench conversation, & accountability cards.
5:30-6:30 Closing Amity Circle- Music/Drumming with Otha Day
Amity Day finale and Real Talk on Race Reunion
6:30 -7:30 Not in Our County film Discussion and Dinner
Organizers to date: Gwendolyn VanSant, Setsuko Winchester, Stephanie Wright, Christina Daignault, Anaelisa Vanegas with support from Olivia VanSant, Alina Hsu and Anna White. Special guests & Facilitators to be announced including Otha Day!.