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How Has Racism Affected Your Life?

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
12:00am – 11:59pm

Storrs Campus

This event will be a listening project where experienced members of United to End Racism (UER) will engage members of the university community in one-on-one conversations about their experiences of racism. The approach used will be to listen to people from all backgrounds, posing the question “How has racism affected your life?” Engaging non-judgmentally in dialog in this way is a first step in healing from the damaging effects that racism has on all of our lives. The listening project will be conducted at multiple times throughout the day and different locations across the campus (e.g. on Fairfield Way, in the Student Union).

UER, a project of the Reevaluation Counseling communities was organized in 2001 in order to participate in the UN World Conference Against Racism (WCAR), in Durban, South Africa, where members led workshops, panel speak-outs, and support groups. Since then, UER has carried out hundreds of local events, done introductory workshops in a number of countries, and participated in several large projects, including World Social Forums, U.S. Social Forums, the White Privilege Conference, and the Tule Lake Pilgrimage. Members of UER have learned and use the theory and tools of Re-evaluation Counseling, which has existed since the early 1950’s.


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