64th Dialogue

64th Dialogue

Tonight we'll have our 64th Dialogue on Race, Racism and Ethnicity in America. We'll discuss racism: America's Groundhog Day. 

In the Living Room

In the Living Room

"After 63 Dialogues (16 years of Dialogues), during these tumultuous times, we have decided that people from different cultures need to get together and share food and talk about the serious plague of racism in this country. In addition, we need to learn how to enjoy each other's company. This is what happens regularly in my living room. When people ask me: 'What happens at a Dialogue?' I always say: 'It's different every time.' And that always turns out to be true. We learn as we go--from each other. In the process, we get to eat delicious food from all over the world and to meet people whom we would never meet otherwise.

I urge you to start a small dialogue against racism in your own living room. It will reward you in ways you cannot imagine. It has changed my life."

Mary Webb

Founder of a California Dialogue

63rd Dialogue on Race, Racism and Ethnicity in the U.S.

63rd Dialogue on Race, Racism and Ethnicity in the U.S.

October 22nd we held a dialogue with 30 people discussing "White Cultural Footprints: Seizing Space, Culture and Control." This was our 63rd dialogue over the course of 16 years. One of the responses was the role of compassion in helping people to recognize their racism. In a time of  media saturation before the election, people enjoyed meeting face to face, sharing food and talking about serious national topics.

Message from Hopi Elders

Message from Hopi Elders

"To my fellow swimmers: 

There is a river flowing now very fast.

It is so great and swift, that there are those who will be afraid.

They will try to hold onto the shore.

They are being torn apart and will suffer greatly.

Know that the river has its destination.

We must let go of the shore, push off into the river, keep our heads above water.

At this time in our history, we are to take nothing personally, least of all ourselves.

For the moment that we do, our spiritual growth and journey comes to a halt.

The time of the lone wolf is over.

Gather yourselves. Banish the word struggle from your attitude and your vocabulary.

All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration.

We are the ones we've been waiting for."

 

#23ways

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62nd Dialogue on Race, Racism and Ethnicity

62nd Dialogue on Race, Racism and Ethnicity

We held our 62nd dialogue this weekend and the topic "White Privilege: Heirs and Targets" led to a deep discussion. Some highlights included:

"White privilege is too nice of a term for what it really is." Sanyika

"feeling racism 24/7--360." Renee

"You can be white and have a hard life, but it's not hard because you're white." Clayton

on cultural appropriation "those types of disproportionate experiences happen on a college campus." Jabari

"Seeing when the 'they' is an us--the 'they' within ourselves needs to be checked." Chelsea

 

Laney College Screening cancelled

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, our event this coming Friday, February 19th,  has been CANCELLED.

We'll keep you posted about "Living Room Revolution: The Race Dialogues" events in the future.

 

Screening of "Living Room Revolution: The Race Dialogues" and Panel Discussion at Laney College on 2-19-16

Screening of "Living Room Revolution: The Race Dialogues" and Panel Discussion at Laney College on 2-19-16

Come to the screening of our film "Living Room Revolution: The Race Dialogues" at the Odell Theater in Laney College (900 Fallon St. Oakland, CA 94607) this coming Friday, Feb. 19, 2016. 

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Karl Debro, Debrah Hailu, Mary Webb, Chancellor Laguerre, and hosted by Rose Aguilar of "Your Call Radio," KALW 91.7FM.

Reception is at 6:30 p.m. and the program is from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Changing the world -- one dialogue at a time

Changing the world -- one dialogue at a time

"People can do anything! If you think up an idea, act on it! Don't let other people talk you out of it.

Tonight is the 60th dialogue. Most of the people featured in the film have been members for a long time. Deep topics are discussed at every dialogue, and we have a lot of fun."

--Mary Webb