The 1619 Project group was inspired by the New York Times issue dated August 2019. This group engages in discussions centered around race in America, how we got to where we are, and what we can do to change it. Our goal is to have a safe place to talk about the history of racism in America, to understand its origins and its residual impact.
This group explores the ideas presented in the 1619 Project but not to follow it's teaching curriculum. This is a discussion group not intended as a teaching class. We often suggest articles that have been recommended to us only to initiate discussion, but homework is never required to participate in the discussion. Everybody can engage in the discussions by sharing what they learn from the news as well as what they have experienced in their lives.
Meetings are held twice a month, on the 1st and 3rd Fridays. The first Friday meets at 10:00am-11:30am and the third at 12:00noon - 1:30pm. You are invited to join us to share your views, and to learn how members of the community experience racism in their own lives. Members from other villages are always welcomed!
Discussions from previous meetings can be found in the "1619 Project Discussion" blog.
Click on 1619 PROJECT to be directed to the blog to read the postings and to learn more about this group.
Black Man of Happiness: 1619 Guest Speaker Peter Harris
Friday, November 4, Noon, Zoom, Free
Poet Peter J. Harris will be a guest speaker at Pasadena Village's 1619 Project Discussion Group on November 4. He will discuss See You: Faces of the Black Man of Happiness, a four-part creative/artistic public awareness campaign of his Black Man of Happiness Project. This project was founded in 2010 as a creative, intellectual and artistic exploration prompted by one elemental question: What is a happy Black man? All are welcome to join Peter on Zoom to explore African American life and history from a refreshing, life-affirming new angle: through the lens of happiness of the men whose survival, let alone joy, has never been a national priority.
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