It has been less than a week and a half since our initial Zoom meeting to discuss and strategize how we could respond as a community to the COVID-19 pandemic and the systemic inequities that are resulting from it. Infections have grown exponentially and the government recently passed a controversial (to say the least) bailout package. That said, in our last discussion, we came up with a number of ideas and connected each other with a variety of resources we could support in r
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, this is as good a time as ever to discuss the prospect of the Shock Doctrine, which author Naomi Klein describes as "the political strategy of using large-scale crises to push through policies that systematically deepen inequality, enrich elites, and undercut everyone else." Klein, the author of "The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism," recently spoke with Vice News about how COVID-19 is the "perfect disaster" for this type of b
Unless you've been living under a rock, you're probably aware that the Ava DuVernay-produced series "When They See Us" is making major waves throughout the country. The mini-series based on the infamous Central Park 5 case has been setting Netflix records while illustrating in gut-wrenching detail just how oppressive the justice system can be to people of color, and Black and Brown children in particular. For our next installment of Reframe: Exploring Pop Culture Through an I
Reframe: Exploring Popular Culture Through an Intersectional Lens seeks to build community through a shared interest in timely, thought-provoking art. Our events feature screenings, food, and informal discussion that explores pop culture through an intersectional lens. In a relaxed setting, we hope to have the conversations that don’t just fulfill the desire to dig deeper into our favorite media, but also help us better understand each other and the world around us.
Respond to Racism is excited to be partnering with Bridgeport United Church of Christ to host a new media screening and discussion series titled "Reframe: Exploring Pop Culture Through an Intersectional Lens." For more info about this new endeavor, read description from our event page below: "Craving connection? Looking for a larger community to enjoy some of your favorite films, shows, music, and more? Reframe seeks to build community through a shared interest in timely, tho