October 2017 Meeting
Just a reminder that we meet this Wednesday for Pax Christi. BUT we will gather at 5:30 because of a Webinar that begins at 6:00. See information below. If you have not already responded that you are coming, please do so.
See you then,
For our October Pax Christi meeting, we will be gathering earlier because we will be watching the third Webinar sponsored by the Korea Collaborative (a group of large Peace Groups from across the nation). This one is titled:
On the Brink of War: Peace Activists in South Korea and Japan Respond.
It will begin at 6:00 pm on the dot and go for one hour. So please try to arrive by about 5:30. We can fix our plates and watch in the den on the big screen. We will be watching it live through the internet. Then we can have our regular meeting after the webinar.
We’ll have a few items of business and some letter/postcard writing. Please bring additional agenda items and announcements of upcoming events/actions.
If time allows, we have a new film, a documentary that runs for 80 minutes.
The Great White Hoax, featuring acclaimed anti-racist educator and author Tim Wise, explores how American political leaders of both parties have been tapping into white anxiety, stoking white grievance, and scapegoating people of color for decades to divide and conquer working class voters and shore up political support. The film’s primary focus is Donald Trump’s race-baiting 2016 campaign for the presidency. But it widens its scope to show how Trump’s charged rhetoric about African-Americans, Latinos, and Muslims fits within a long standing historical pattern, offering a stunning survey of how racism and racial scapegoating have shaped American politics for centuries. The Great White Hoax is an ideal resource for courses that look at race relations, white privilege, the intersectionality of race, class, and gender identities, presidential politics, and political propaganda.
Tim Wise is among the nation’s most prominent anti-racist writers and activists. Wise is the author of White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son, Between Barak and a Hard Place: Racism and White Denial in the Age of Obama, and most recently, Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and Sacrificing the Future of America.
Please respond if you are coming or call at 214-357-2173 if you are a first-timer and need place and directions.