Teach-in Series

Teach-in Series

Privilege vs. Injustice in 2020: Police Reform

June 25, 2020 | 11 a.m.
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Stand together in solidarity with one voice so loud that it cannot go unheard: BLACK LIVES MATTER. Join us in our mission to eradicate ideologies that perpetuate systemic racism as we examine new ideas and solutions to address inequalities in the criminal justice system. We call on you to join us for a teach-in to learn more about the police reform plan recently introduced in Philadelphia. Hear firsthand from those who drafted the plan and learn how you can take action in our community.

Host
Dr. Donald Guy Generals
President, Community College of Philadelphia

Moderator
Loraine Ballard Morrill
Director of News and Community Affairs, iHeartMedia Philadelphia

Panelists
Hon. Jordan A. Harris
Pennsylvania State Representative, 186th District
House Democratic Whip

Keir Bradford-Grey
Chief Defender
Defender Association of Philadelphia

Kevin Harden, Jr., Esq.
Attorney at Law
Ross Feller Casey, LLP


Privilege vs. Injustice in 2020: Where Do We Go from Here?

June 4, 2020 | 11 a.m.
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Enough is enough. Community College of Philadelphia stands together in solidarity and we stand together with you.

This teach-in examined new ideas and solutions to address inequalities in the criminal justice system that are creating an ever widening divide in our community and our nation. Specific focus was given to the current climate in America and the how the privilege of some creates injustice for so many.

Education and training can and must be part of the solution for change, and we as individuals must band together and commit to act.

Host
Dr. Donald Guy Generals
President, Community College of Philadelphia

Moderator
Dr. Debonair Oates-Primus
Assistant Professor of English
Coordinator of the Black Studies Program and
Co-Creator of the Diversity Certificate Program

Panelists
Deborah Francis, President
National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives
Philadelphia Chapter

Dr. Anyabwile Love, Assistant Professor
History, Philosophy and Religious Studies

Malika Rahman, Adjunct Instructor of Justice, Former Deputy Sheriff
and Community College of Philadelphia Alumna

Gilberto Gonzalez, Graphic Designer and Community Activist

Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela, Assistant Professor
English

Herman Nyamunga, Director
Power Up Your Business


Privilege vs. Injustice in 2020: Violence Against the Transgender Community

June 4, 2020

A video recording of this session is not available.

When we say Black Lives Matter, we need to be inclusive of all Black lives. Violence against the trans community has been on the rise, and 2020 has been one of the deadliest years on record for transgender and nonbinary people. Trans women of color, especially Black trans women, experience disproportionate levels of violence, and make up the majority of trans murder victims.

Join us for a virtual teach-in with some amazing local trans activists as we discuss the impact of transphobia, misogyny and racism on our community. Hear firsthand from trans advocates, as well as those who support and educate others on impactful allyship.

Education and training can and must be part of the solution for change, and we as individuals must band together and commit to act. Community College of Philadelphia stands together in solidarity and we stand together with you.

Host
Dr. Donald Guy Generals (he/him)
President, Community College of Philadelphia

Moderator
Vincent E. Scarfo (they/them)
Coordinator, MarcDavid LGBTQ Center
Community College of Philadelphia

Panelists
Deja Lynn Alvarez is an award winning transgender advocate and activist with a long history of representing and serving LGBTQ+ communities in Philadelphia. She is the first transwoman in the state of Pennsylvania to run for public office.

Kendall Stephens is a woman of trans experience born and raised in Philadelphia. A 2020 CCP graduate, Kendall is now majoring in Public Health at Temple University. She has dedicated more than 10 years of advocacy work in the LGBTQ community and has engaged tirelessly in driving community building, facilitating support groups and creating spaces for marginalized individuals to find personal empowerment.

Avery Shaw is a pre-law student at Drexel University who has been doing volunteer work within the LGBTQ+ community for nearly a decade. He has volunteered his time the Human Rights Campaign, the American Civil Liberties Union and the William Way LGBT Community Center.

Hazel Edwards is an unapologetic queer transwoman of color and LGBTQ+ youth advocate. As the Coordinator of The Bryson Institute of The Attic Youth Center, Hazel provides workshops for youth and adults throughout the Philadelphia region on gender, sexuality, intersectionality and best practices for building genuine cultures of respect for LGBTQ+ youth.


Privilege vs. Injustice in 2020: Allyship 101

How to Be an Ally to the Black Community

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Join us in our mission to eradicate ideologies that perpetuate systemic racism as we examine new ideas and solutions to address inequalities. This session focuses on allies among Black and Brown communities. Allyship requires education, relationship building based on trust, consistency and accountability.

Are you an ally in your workplace, community or home? Do you curb racist jokes? Do you tolerate intolerance? Are you proactive about inclusion in your daily life? Sometimes we are silent or fail to act because we are uncertain of how to respond in a way that isn’t inappropriate or offensive. However, the willingness to acknowledge and effectively engage with one another is essential to allyship.

Hear firsthand from those who have committed to being allies, as well as those who support and educate others on impactful allyship. Education and training can and must be part of the solution for change, and we as individuals must band together and commit to act.

Community College of Philadelphia stands together in solidarity and we stand together with you.

Host:
Dr. Donald Guy Generals, President
Community College of Philadelphia

Moderator:
Leila E. Lawrence
Diversity Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator
Community College of Philadelphia

Panelists:

Faye Allard, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Sociology Department
Community College of Philadelphia

Derrick Perkins
Director, Center for Male Engagement
Community College of Philadelphia

Debonair Oates-Primus, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, English Department
Co-Coordinator, Black Studies
Community College of Philadelphia

Victoria L. Zellers, Esq.
General Counsel
Community College of Philadelphia


Enough is Enough Virtual Solidarity Walk

September 1 at 4 p.m. 

The College community showed our support of the Enough is Enough initiative by participating in a Virtual Solidarity Walk in memory of George Floyd, who died in police custody in Minneapolis earlier this year.

Organized by the College’s Center for Male Engagement and the Black Studies program, we stood up, stepped outside and walked for 8 minutes and 46 seconds at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 1, to commemorate George Floyd’s death.

Walking alone or socially distanced with family or friends, our CCP family wore all black, or CCP or Black Lives Matter apparel and we didn’t forget to wear our mask! We created signs, large and small, to let others in our community know why we walked.

Many of our CCP family members shared their commitment to act online. Taking photos and videos and we shared images from our walk by tagging @CCPedu on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, using #EnoughisEnough.

View our #EnoughisEnough Solidarity walk on Facebook. 

For Black Lives Matter apparel, support a Black-owned business and Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses alum, Harriett’s Bookshop.

Additional Resources
  • Teach-in Reading List
  • How to Be an Antiracist
  • Me and White Supremacy
  • US black-white equality in six stark charts
  • A Gathering Together
  • The University of Minnesota Press
  • War Against All Puerto Ricans
  • Code of the Righteous Warrior
  • White Fragility
  • So You Want to Talk About Race
  • Anti-racist Resources and Reading Lists
  • Juneteenth
  • Caucasia
  • The Hate U Give
  • When They Call You A Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir
  • Booker T. Washington: The Architect of Progressive Education
  • New York Times Magazine, The 1619 Project
  • Relevant Films
  • 13th
  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution
  • BlackkKlansman
  • Bronx Gothic
  • Clemency
  • Dear White People
  • The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson
  • Do The Right Thing
  • Fruitvale Station
  • I Am Not Your Negro
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Just Mercy
  • The Kalief Browder Story
  • Malcolm X
  • Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise
  • Mudbound
  • Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story
  • Teach Us All
  • Through a Darkly Lens
  • Selma
  • Sorry to Bother You
  • When They See Us
  • Podcasts
  • 1619 (New York Times)
  • About Race
  • Code Switch (NPR)
  • Cornell Inclusive Excellence Podcast
  • Come Through With Rebecca Carroll
  • Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast
  • The Nod
  • Pod For The Cause (from The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights)
  • Putting Racism on the Table
  • Speaking of Racism
  • Therapy for Black Girls
  • There Goes the Neighborhood
  • The United State of Anxiety
  • The Wilderness
 
 
 

 

Organizations to Support

Black Lives Matter – Philadelphia Chapter - http://www.blmphilly.com/

Concerned Black Men – Philadelphia Chapter - http://www.cbmphila.org/

NAACP – Philadelphia Chapter - http://philadelphianaacp.org/

Audre Lorde Project - https://www.instagram.com/audrelordeproject/

Black, Disabled, and Proud - https://www.blackdisabledandproud.org/

The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights - https://www.instagram.com/civilrightsorg/

Color Of Change - https://www.instagram.com/colorofchange/

Urban League of Philadelphia - https://urbanleaguephila.org/

The African American Museum in Philadelphia - https://www.aampmuseum.org/

Vote that Jawn - https://www.votethatjawn.com/

Urban Affairs Coalition -http://uac.org/

WURD, Black. Talk, Media - https://wurdradio.com/

 

Additional Web Resource from our Diversity Council

https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/talking-about-race