The Vashon Island Unitarian Fellowship is sponsoring a free 4 week virtual discussion group, Systemic Racism: Uncover Your Biases. TED talks will be shown followed by group discussion. Co-facilitators are Tanya Roberts, VIUF & Cathy deSmet, Vashon SURJ. All Vashon is invited, teen-adult. Please join us!
The discussion group will meet on Mondays in January, via Zoom, 6:30-7:30 pm, beginning Jan 4th, 2021.
To sign up and get the Zoom link or for more information contact Tanya Roberts: or call 240-505-6110.
The TED talks we are showing in this series are:
1) “How to deconstruct racism, one headline at a time” — Baratunde Thurston, an American writer, activist, futurist comedian and cultural critic who helped re-launch The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
2) “Let’s Get to the Root of Racial Injustice” – Megan Ming Francis, an Associate Professor of Political Science and an Adjunct Professor of Law, Societies, and Justice at the University of Washington
3) “How to Overcome Our Biases? Walk Boldly Towards Them” – Verna Myers, American activist and a diversity, equity and inclusion educator
4) “How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion” – Peggy McIntosh, an American feminist, anti-racism activist, scholar, speaker, and Senior Research Scientist of the Wellesley Centers for Women.