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.
On Nov. 17, 2021, Points of Light and Morehouse College led a conversation on the history of African American self-determination to achieve economic empowerment in the labor market and through individual and collective entrepreneurship amidst the realities of systemic racism and attacks on economically successful Black communities and individuals. Participants learned how Black people have used their collective economic power throughout history to protest inequities and exclusion, bringing about transformative change.
Through play, children develop critical social and cognitive skills, mature emotionally and gain confidence in themselves and their connection to community. On October 27, Points of Light joined Morehouse College and KABOOM! in a discussion that defines playspace inequity, where it’s happening, and how communities are coming together to remove barriers and create access to quality spaces to play, learn and thrive.
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. On Sept. 23, Morehouse College led a conversation that discussed 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.
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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