July Community Meeting, Wednesday 7/28 @ 7PM

This month’s Community Meeting will focus on what Critical Race Theory is (and isn’t), how it is being attacked in current New Hampshire legislation and beyond, and what we can do about it. 

We’ll also offer updates about:

  • our upcoming reading and discussion circles with Layla Saad’s book Me and White Supremacy, (4 weeks in August), 
  • and ways to support anti-racist candidates in the upcoming Hartford Selectboard Special Election. (August 10)

Register at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/surj-uv-july-community-meeting-crt-and-me-white-supremacy-book-circles-tickets-163645866191

To get ready for the discussion, please do one (or more!) of these: 

  1. Listen to Layla Saad’s Good Ancestor podcast Episode 047 with Michaela Loach, about Climate Justice and Antiracism (1hr, 21min, or read transcript)
  2. Read HB 544 – As Introduced (5 pages, legal language)
  3. Read New Hampshire Public Radio article “Despite New State Law, Debate Continues Over Discussing Race And Equity in N.H. Schools” by Sarah Gibson (5-10 min read)
  4. Watch PBS News Hour’s  video “What is critical race theory?” featuring University of California, Berkeley sociology professor Prudence Carter (3 min)

We’ll reflect on these discussion questions: 

  • What is critical race theory?
  • What current legislation impacts how critical race theory is discussed, understood and practiced in our local context?
  • How does this impact people in NH and beyond?
  • What action can we take?

(Even if you can’t do the preparation, please join us to listen and discuss)