Anti-Racist Actions You Can Take Now:
Tuesday, February 23 you can participate in an Education Webinar focusing on School Resource Officers, 6 – 7 p.m. This webinar is a free ZOOM event. “With many questions about the changing expectations of law enforcement and ideas about its role in our democracy, this webinar series offers in-depth looks at three areas that connect police, community and justice in Greensboro.
“In part 3, we examine the topic of school resource officers and what’s being done to change the school to prison pipeline. Participants include Attorney James Mayes, educational leadership researcher Dr. Carol Moye, GPD Deputy Police Chief Renae Sigmon and Rodney Wilds, Executive Director of Equity and Student Achievement at Guilford County Schools.”
Peruse the Greensboro Public Library’s extensive list of book discussions, documentaries, trivia games, and other activities focused on Black History Month at https://tinyurl.com/47tqqu2t or peruse their February 2021 online calendar at: https://tinyurl.com/1m40vgfz On the calendar, certain events to “check out” include:
- “Our Words, Our Voices: GSO Poets fo Color” series featuring Clement Mallory, on Tuesday, February 23, at 5 p.m.
- “The Coming: An Exploration of the Black Family, Representation, Diversity, and Identity”, on Wednesday, February 24, at 7 p.m.
- “Celebrate GSO’s Black-Owned Business”, on Thursday, February 25, at 5 p.m. All events require registration.
For more information, contact the Library at 336-335-5430.
Thinking in Color: “The Seven Colors of Rights” “Try thinking of the colors you would use, and how you would arrange them, to paint a faithful portrait displaying our best image of the human being properly situated in a well-ordered community – assuming that the proper medium for such a depiction is the rights that pertain to these subjects.” his free, online event will take place Saturday, February 27th from 2 – 3:30 p.m. For more info, contact John Swaine at the International Civil Rights Center & Museum at 336-274-9199, or email at [email protected] Prior registration is required at: https://tinyurl.com/4xgymz35
Check out the North Carolina Museum of History’s Events Happening this Week, including the following:
- “History at High Noon: The Fate of Raleigh’s 11 Missing Freedmen’s Villages”, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 12 – 1 p.m.
- “Community Class: Black Maternal Health and the History of Eugenics in North Carolina”, Friday, February 26 at 7 p.m.
- “Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative Series: African American Women’s Activism in Historical Perspective”, Wednesday, March 3, at 7 p.m.
To read more about these offerings, as well as to Register, go to: https://tinyurl.com/8wyk4xl8