Listen. Learn. Act to End Racism
Points of Light partners with Morehouse College in this social justice initiative to fight systemic racism.
Listen. Learn. Act to End Racism is a Points of Light initiative in partnership with Morehouse College that is designed to empower businesses, nonprofits and individuals to use their influence to fight against systemic racism.
Join us and listen and learn from the racial equity movement experts, partner organizations, grassroots organizers and everyday people who have experienced racism and are fighting against injustice. Our goal is to help provide a forum in which people can begin difficult conversations about racism in a framework that will allow them to gain understanding and learn how to take action that is accessible and impactful in their local communities. As an ally, Points of Light will support in solidarity people of color by providing resources approved by leading experts that can advance their networks, capacity and professional development.
The global pandemic illuminated complex inequities in education, creating debate in and around the classroom. As the call for racial justice continues to echo throughout the nation, multifaceted topics of critical race theory and anti-racist education are trending, making it difficult for educators to bring culturally responsive and equity-minded approaches to teaching to the classroom. Join Points of Light in a discussion led by Morehouse College on Sept. 23 at 1 p.m. ET that defines these topics, identifies policies and dives into how educators, mentors and community organizations can authentically engage in conversation and take action that dismantles inequities in education.
On Saturday, June 19, Points of Light and Civics Unplugged led a conversation that celebrated Black history and culture called “Juneteenth: A Youth-led Intergenerational Dialogue.” Attendees learned how they could empower youth to address various facets of systemic oppression and how to take action to create a more just society.
On April 21st, Points of Light and Morehouse College hosted “Race and Equity in Volunteering: From Lived Experience to Leadership.” Volunteers support and represent work in every aspect of our social fabric, providing essential support, enriching our communities and cultural life and taking action where change is needed. However, volunteerism can also reinforce patterns of power and privilege that uphold systemic racism. Learn how to recognize volunteer activities and patterns that perpetuate inequities, how to thoughtfully engage community and ultimately, how volunteer engagement, when designed well, can be a part of supporting an end to racial inequity and social injustice.
Women have long played a central role in shaping movements. On March 18, during this special conversation on civic engagement during Women’s History Month, we heard from leading women activists from the Atlanta Student Movement of the 1960s and today’s leaders who are at the forefront of the national social justice movement in an exploration of history’s influence on the present. Attendees gained insights from civic leaders and activists on the frontline of change in two of the most pivotal social justice movements of our time. Watch now for an engaging conversation about the role and influence of women in contemporary national social justice movements and the power of civic activism.
Points of Light values inclusivity, diversity and equality, and we stand with people who are taking action for a more just and equitable world. We believe systemic racism is a threat to democracy, culture, and to the people impacted by the injustices and inequities it creates. Now more than ever before, people are ready to dismantle racism and the systems that perpetuate it but often don’t know where to start. We believe every action matters, and that civic engagement takes many forms and is critical to advancing causes that improve society for everyone.
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