Un-Fair Campaign Begins Second Phase with Feb. 9 Film/Dialogue


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Un-Fair Campaign Begins Second Phase with Feb. 9 Film/Dialogue

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Feb. 6, 2012, Duluth, MN – The Un-Fair Campaign moves into the next phase to raise deeper awareness and encourage dialogue about white privilege and its role in perpetuating racial disparities. The campaign’s second phase will begin with a screening of a video talk, “Power, Privilege, and Difference,” by noted sociologist Allan Johnson followed by a community dialogue. The event begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at the First United Methodist Church (Coppertop), 230 E. Skyline Parkway. The public is invited to attend.

This event will kick off three months of community engagement to increase awareness and dialogue. Activities in this phase include workshops; three community dialogues facilitated by the St. Paul Foundation as part of their Facing Race Initiative; speakers; a film series; and events as part of the One Book, One Community library project. In addition, trained facilitators are available upon request to book groups, community groups, faith groups etc. to facilitate discussions around race, racism and white privilege. This phase of the Campaign is focused on increasing our community’s awareness and dialogue on racism and white privilege so that we can move together towards solutions. For information on these activities visit the campaign’s calendar on www.unfaircampaign.org. To schedule a group facilitator email info@unfaircampaign.org

Allan Johnson is a public speaker, sociologist, nonfiction writer, and novelist who has devoted most of his working life to understanding the human condition, especially as shaped by oppressive systems of privilege based on gender, race, and social class. For more information visit http://www.agjohnson.us/

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