Peace Laureate Wisdom Conversation on Race

In a wisdom conversation, we eavesdrop on an intimate "livingroom conversation" held among the San Antonio Peace Laureates.

Their task is to model a compassionate conversation that promotes healing, shares and acknowledges stories and leads to transformation of self and society. Our task is to listen deeply, to learn, to practice the model in small groups and to share what we've learned in our homes, schools, faith organizations  and workplaces.

The event is free. We encourage you to bring a friend. If you would like to review our previous conversation, on prejudice, you can watch a video that NOWCastSA graciously made of that event:
https://youtu.be/FKhuyyJBO_Q.

NOWCastSA will also be recording this conversation. Thanks, also, to Oblate School of Theology for use of the beautiful Whitley Theological Center.

Although no advance preparation is required, we have included a short list of resources that you may find useful:

VIDEOS:

A Brief History of White Privilege, Racism  and Oppression in America
https://youtu.be/YFjKQVZLk1g

An Intro to Structural Racism in 6:19
https://youtu.be/h_hx30zOi9I

Disparities in the Criminal Justice System
Michelle Alexander: Locked Out of the American Dream
https://youtu.be/om2hx6Xm2JE

Strengthen Compassion By Studying White Privilege
Peggy McIntosh
https://youtu.be/e-BY9UEewHw

ARTICLES:

White America, It's Time to Be Uncomfortable and OK With It
by Keith Rushing
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/keith-rushing/white-america-its-time-to_b_7911990.html

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack
by Peggy McIntosh
http://amptoons.com/blog/files/mcintosh.html

How the Black/White Paradigm Renders Mexican-Americans and Discrimination Against them Invisible
by Eduardo Luna
http://homepage.smc.edu/preciado_christina/Current/Sociology%2031/Readings/BlackWhite%20Paradigm.pdf

Confederacy myths survive because our history books are wrong
by James Loewen
http://hamptonroads.com/2015/07/loewen-confederacy-myths-survive-because-our-history-books-are-wrong

Racial Inequality After Racism
How Institutions Hold Back African Americans
By Fredrick C. Harris and Robert C. Lieberman
https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/united-states/2015-03-01/racial-inequality-after-racism