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Community Conversation on “We All Every One of Us” Readings

January 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


You are all invited to join a Zoom conversation of the readings for the MLK Day Lecture, “We Are All Every One of Us,” facilitated by members of the MLK Day Planning Team on Thursday, January 14 at 12 PM. Participants will also reflect on the readings as they relate to the recent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. To prepare for the conversation please review the following chapters that have been scanned here:

Introduction and Chapter 1 from Virginia Eubanks’ Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor. The New York Times review of the book insists it should be “widely circulated, to poor people, social service workers and policymakers [and] also throughout the professional classes. Everyone needs to understand that technology is no substitute for justice.”

Chapters 1-2 from Savage Anxieties: the Invention of Western Civilization by Robert Williams, Jr. In these chapters Williams traces the emergence of the concept of “savages” who are cast as diametrically opposed to key characteristics of western civilization.

This conversation opportunity will explore how the readings connect to the key questions MLK Day speaker Ruby Sales will be exploring in her lecture.


Join in Zoom. Passcode: 175205


January 14
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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