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Racism and the Collapsing Society, Barbara Love and Tim Jackins, June 7, 2020

Download Tim Jackins talk: Boldly Working Together in New Ways (RC Teacher Update CD #62)

RC Fundamentals Classes offered online!

RC Webinars listing through 2020

New Guidelines for Online Classes and other important messages from Tim during the COVID-19 pandemic

 New!  Sustaining All Life video library--short excerpts from SAL workshops. 

RC Webinars

DESCRIPTION

“RC Webinars” are RC classes led on Zoom by some of our ILRP/ICRPs and RRPs on important issues for the International Community.  They will be held every 3 weeks and be one and a half to two hours long—with theory, mini-sessions (randomly assigned), and demonstrations of counseling.  We anticipate a large audience and so they will not be very interactive (though people may submit questions via the chat box—the leader may or may not have time to answer).   

We will charge for the webinar, on a sliding scale from $0 to $25; they will be treated as a Regional Gather-in for financial accounting (Form 400A). Each webinar will have worked out a method for payment.  You must register and pay for each one separately through the webinar organizer. 

You will need a reference person's approval to attend.

When possible the leader will offer the webinar twice on the same day, or in the same couple of days, once in the morning and once in the evening, to make it as accessible as possible for different time zones.  

If a Community wants to organize interpreting for the webinar, we may extend the length a bit.  Please notify the organizer of the webinar in advance so that we may plan for interpreting.  

Registration for the webinars should be done through the Registration link rather than by emailing the organizer.

SCHEDULED WEBINARS

"Language Liberation" 

In RC we know that every human being is precious, and we want to include the minds of all people in our project, with all their perspectives, life experiences, belief systems and, of course, their languages. Language Liberation is one way to stop oppression from happening.  We will explore how being a speaker of a dominant language can affect our thinking, behavior, and world view, and how being a speaker of a non-dominant language can leave us with other kinds of distresses, or leave us feeling inferior or not as correct or valid if we don't contradict the domination-submission relationship structure that has been put into our minds by the capitalist system.  But the main reason for this webinar is to have the opportunity to meet and get to know you.  Please invite a co-counselor who speaks your language to come with you, especially if you need help understanding English.  Thank you for coming.

Led by: P. Xabier Odriozola Ezeitza (Xabi), Saturday, July 11th at 2 - 4 pm EDT, Sunday, July 12th at 7 - 9 am EDT (yes, 7 am!). 
Organizer:  Marcy Morgan marcymorgan48@gmail.com
Tech: stephanrc@gmail.com

Registration link: https://www.rc.org/class/languageliberation2020

 

"Jewish Liberation for Jews and Allies"

For many years, the RC communities have made a fierce commitment to Jewish Liberation.  We have held a clear direction:  Anti Semitism is Everybody’s Concern!  In this period of Covid 19, Jews are  facing particular struggles with the dynamics of anti Semitism and internalized antisemitism being so similar to the conditions of the current pandemic.

In addition, as a new movement is rising up to fight against racism- there is a strong need for everyone  to understand the intersection of antisemitism and racism.  If not—the issue of antisemitism could  once again get used to divert the work on racism.  For Jews— come discharge about how the current situation is hauling up material about genocide and internalized Jewish oppression. For our allies— come learn about antisemitism and discharge on how to be a better ally to your Jewish loves and co-counselors.

Led by: Cherie Brown, Sunday, July 26, 11am - 1pm and 7 - 9pm, Eastern Time USA
Organizer: Judy Tilsen, judymtilsen@gmail.com
Tech: Ela Thier,  ela.thier@gmail.com

Registration link: https://www.rc.org/class/jewsallies2020


"People of South, Central and West Asian Heritage and Their Allies"

In the past 10 years, South, Central and West Asian heritage leaders in RC have developed a lot of theory connected to our reemergence and liberation. In this webinar, Azi will share some of this work and:

1- give a brief overview of these regions of the world, highlighting the many strengths of the diverse cultures and religions represented; and 

2- discuss the effects of colonization, internalized racism, immigration, war, and climate change on the people of these regions.

SCW Asians will have a chance to discharge about how the current situation is hauling up material about internalized racism, genocide and colonization. 

Allies will have a chance to discharge on how their liberation and reemergence is deeply connected to the liberation of people of SCW Asian heritage.

Led by Azi Khalili.  August 15, 10 am -12 pm and 6 - 8 pm, Eastern Daylight Time USA.
Organizer:  Mike Ishii  mikeishii@gmail.com
Tech:         Anthony Tassi Anthonytassi@gmail.com 

Registration link: https://www.rc.org/class/peoplesouthcentralwestasianheritage2020


"Key Legal Aspects of Native Liberation that Impact Us All”

Native Americans, First Nations people of what is Canada and Indigenous people of Mexico have certain sovereign rights that were acknowledged in treaties and the various countries constitutional laws. We have a different legal status from other citizens of these three countries. I will present numerous content-basic facts, with mini-sessions in between every other key topic, and a couple of short demonstrations.  Topics include: legal status, sovereignty, treaty law, constitutional law, State-Tribal Relations, and more.  

Marcie Rendon, Sunday, September 6, 10am - 12pm and 6 - 8 pm (Central North America time)
Organizer: Kate Insolia <kjinsolia@gmail.com

Registration link: https://www.rc.org/class/keylegalaspectnativeliberation2020


"Alcohol as a Liberation Issue"

The RC Guidelines state that teachers of RC are expected not to engage in or defend the use of alcohol, marijuana or other mind-altering drugs. There is tremendous misinformation about alcohol, and a US$1.5 trillion industry actively promotes its use, particularly to young adults. Most co-counselors, like most people,  look at alcohol use as an individual decision. Yet alcohol historically and to this day plays a key role in a wide range of oppressions. It is helpful to put decisions about drinking into this larger liberation context. The webinar will do just that, providing information and giving people a chance to discharge about their own and/or their families’ or communities’ history with alcohol, their personal decisions or policies about alcohol use, and how to take on alcohol as a liberation issue. David Jernigan, the leader of the webinar, has been a regional reference and assistant international liberation reference person in RC, and has worked on alcohol issues all over the world for more than 30 years.

Led by: David Jernigan, Saturday, October 17, 10 am - noon, Sunday, October 18, 6 - 8 pm EDT
Organizer: Tommy Atz tommyatz@gmail.com

Registration link: https://www.rc.org/class/alcoholasliberationissue2020


 "The Basics of Being an Ally to Young People"

This is a one-time class on the basics of being an ally to young people. What are the best perspectives to hold about young people’s liberation? Jenny will be talking about the current situation for young people - climate change, pandemic, and racism. As allies, we are also fighting for ourselves and remembering our own love of life and connection to humans of all ages. There will be a theory presentation, demonstrations of counseling, and a mini session with a random counselor.

Led by: Jenny Sazama, Sunday, December 20, from 10am to 12pm and 6 to 8pm, EDT.
Organizer: Daniel Schaffer <danielschafferbrooklyn@gmail.com>

Registration link: https://www.rc.org/class/allytoyp2020


 


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