Forum: Impacts of Structural and Institutional Racism on Women of Color

Forum: Impacts of Structural and Institutional Racism on Women of Color

by November 13, 2017

Action NC works on issues of importance to our communities, and there is no issue as timely or salient as the effect of racism on communities of color. From Black Lives Matter to high-profile police shootings, it’s clear we are under attack, and cards are stacked against us.

As part of our work to dismantle racism and promote greater justice and equality, we invite you to join Action NC as we host a powerful forum about the Impacts of Structural and Institutional Racism on Women of Color.

This event will take place on Saturday, November 18th from 9am – 3pm at the Midwood International & Cultural Center, 1817 Central Ave in Charlotte. We’ll discuss the different types of structural and institutional policies that have created the social and economic injustice that women of color still face, and work that organizers, activists and advocates are doing to enact policies and build structures to confront that injustice and move us forward towards a more diverse, inclusive and equitable future.

The forum will include diverse panels of powerful women who will discuss the impacts of economic inequality, current immigration policies, and the increasing criminalization on women of color and their communities in Charlotte, and will also discuss the work our panelists and their organizations are doing to make a difference in the lives of women of color and their communities.

Confirmed panelists include Angela Wells, Communications Workers of America; Rev. Madeline McClenney, Exodus Foundation; Amalia Deloney, Center for Media Democracy; Christie Matthews, Esq.; Ash Williams, Sister Song; Mayra Stefania Arteaga, Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy; Dr. Shannon Sullivan, UNCC; Apryl Lewis, Pansy Willis Project; Alma Hernandez, International House; Tara Romano, NARAL Pro-Choice NC; Naomi Randolph, Women AdvaNCe; Candis Cox, Equality NC; Dr. Michelle Laws, Community Health Coalition; Tina Sherman, Moms Rising; Marion Johnson, NC Justice Center; Ivanna Gonzalez, Blueprint NC; Carolyn Smith, Working America.

It’s a great group of inspiring, committed women who will help all of us understand how to work more effectively together on issues where race, gender and class converge. Our purpose is to promote understanding, activism and collaboration, and we want to hear from everyone about good work we should all know about and support. Lunch will be provided, and registration is required. For more information and to register, please click here.

We hope you can join us. In our current political environment, this is a timely and critical topic, and we’ll end with a call to action and specific steps to take this conversation into the community and the voting booth.

Gloria De Los Santos
Action NC

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