When:
September 27, 2020 @ 11:00 am
2020-09-27T11:00:00-04:00
2020-09-27T11:15:00-04:00
Cost:
Most weeks, voluntary donations are split between the work of the Society and an organization whose work in the world honors human worth.

Words and language shift and change meaning, as we human beings wrestle with how to convey meaning accurately to each other, and as we learn more about what something means.   In this participative session, we’ll look at how some of the words around the topic of racism — including that word itself — are used in current social change contexts.

word cloud of words related to Racism, which is the most prominent word, grunge shades of red on white

Words about the topic of racism themselves carry meanings that we may no longer want to convey. Some words may be scary if we misunderstand what someone is trying to say. In human relationships, impact is often more important than intention, so it’s also important to know the impact of some words especially on those who are in historically marginalized groups.

Jone Johnson Lewis, Leader of the Riverdale-Yonkers Society, will lead the morning’s program as we renew our understanding and reflect how more common understanding of words can help us act more effectively to dismantle racism where we encounter it in our personal lives, our community, and the wider world.

Zoom login link:  Join Zoom Meeting or https://bit.ly/RYSECPlatform 

Program begins at 11:00 a.m, with gathering time until about 11:10.

Our Ethics Matters theme for September is Renewal.

How to Participate

On Android, iOS, Windows, Mac

  • Click on this link: Join Zoom Meeting or start your app and enter the Meeting ID: 718 548 4445
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  • Dial a number from the list below and, when prompted, enter Meeting ID: 718 548 4445
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We look forward to seeing you!

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