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Elements of Justice: Community Dialogues for Our Present Moment

When: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 to Sunday, July 19, 2020
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CCEJ’s Elements of Justice community dialogue series has been created to process the perspectives and questions currently emerging about race, racism, and the value of Black Lives.

CCEJ's dialogue work is centered on key values:

  • No one is disposable.

  • No one is free until all of us are free.

  • Justice can only be achieved together.

  • Another world is possible.

Our hope is to build a space with you for sharing, listening, reflection and witnessing with each other. Each of us will have a chance to share what we need to share, without pressure to censor ourselves. We hope these much-needed dialogues will continue on in your workplace, with your friends, and families. CCEJ's dialogues will be offered both for people who want to have conversations in cross-racial groups and also for people who would benefit from talking in an affinity group with people of similar racial identities.

 

What is an Affinity Group?  

Affinity groups are spaces where all of us can share in honest ways that don’t force Black, Indigenous or other People of Color to carry the responsibility for racial justice dialogues. Affinity group dialogue will be led by a CCEJ facilitator who shares that same racial identity.

 

Not sure which dialogue to sign up for? 

  • Asian & Pacific Islander Affinity group is for dialogue between people who identify as Pacific Islander and/or East/South/Southeast/Central Asian, or have heritage or ancestry from the Pacific Islands and/or East/South/Southeast/Central Asia.
  • Black/African American Affinity group is intended to be a dialogue between people who identify as Black, African American, bi/multiracial with Black/African American heritage or ancestry.
  • Cross-Racial Dialogue will be held between people of different racial identities and backgrounds.
  • Native American/Indigenous Affinity Group is for dialogue between people who identify as Native American/Indigenous, or have heritage in any tribe, nation, or organized indigenous community.
  • Latinx Affinity Group is for dialogue between people who identify as Latinx, or have heritage or ancestry in Latin America.
  • White/European American Affinity group is for dialogue between people who identify as White, European American, have heritage or ancestry from Europe, or are bi/multiracial with White/European American heritage or ancestry.

 

Affinity Groups and Meeting Dates

Wed., June 24:  Cross-Racial Dialogue

  • Cross-Racial Dialogue will be held between people of different races and backgrounds.

Friday, June 26:  White/European American Affinity Group

  • White/European American Affinity group is for dialogue between people who identify as White, European American, have heritage or ancestry from Europe, or are bi/multiracial with White/European American heritage or ancestry.

Mon., June 29:  Black/African American Affinity Group

  • Black/African American Affinity group is intended to be a dialogue between people who identify as Black, African American, bi/multiracial with Black/African American heritage or ancestry.

Tues., July 7:  Pacific Islander & East/South/Southeast/Central Asian Affinity Group

  • Pacific Islander/East/South/Southeast/Central Asian Affinity Group is for dialogue between people who identify as Pacific Islander, Asian, have heritage or ancestry from Asia and the Pacific Islands, or are bi/multiracial with Asian and/or Pacific Islander American heritage or ancestry.

Thurs. July 9:  White/European American Affinity Group

  • White/European American Affinity group is for dialogue between people who identify as White, European American, have heritage or ancestry from Europe, or are bi/multiracial with White/European American heritage or ancestry.

Mon., July 13:  Black/African American Affinity Group

  • Black/African American Affinity group is intended to be a dialogue between people who identify as Black, African American, bi/multiracial with Black/African American heritage or ancestry.

Wed. July 15:  Latinx Affinity Group

  • Latinx Affinity Group is for dialogue between people who identify as Latinx/Latino/Latina or are bi/multiracial with Latinx/Latino/Latina heritage or ancestry.

Thurs. July 16:  Native American/Indigenous Affinity Group

  • Native American/Indigenous Affinity Group is for dialogue between people who identify as Native American/Indigenous or are bi/multiracial with Native American/Indigenous heritage or ancestry.

Sun. July 19:  Cross-Racial Dialogue

  • Cross-Racial Dialogue will be held between people of different races and backgrounds.

 

Capacity is limited; if sessions fill up, please register and you will be placed on a waitlist. Dialogues will be facilitated by Heart 2 Heart facilitators, trained in partnership between CCEJ and Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation – Los Angeles, a project of Southern California Grantmakers.

 

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Fee
No cost to participate

Who May Attend
Anyone

Registration
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If you have additional questions regarding these sessions, please contact Daniel Solis, [email protected].

Accommodations for People with Disabilities
If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this activity, please contact our programs team at [email protected] or (213) 680-8866. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

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