Brown Bag Lecture: Awakening to Racial Awareness and Action

When: March 7, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Photo of Rufus Browning and Al Crowell

Al Crowell and Rufus Browning, two members of the OLLI course Race in America in the 21st Century: Historical, Critical and Ethical Perspectives that David Peritz taught in the fall of 2016, offer their reflections this class as well as on additional readings. They will talk about color-blind racism, racializing American slaves, generational trauma, and continued reinforcement of the trauma of slavery. They will also brainstorm with us on ways in which we all can be more active and effective on the race issue. Both are tired, tired, tired of complicity in a racially oppressive society.

Al Crowell is a retired MFT counselor of mostly couples, founded the US Alliance to End the Hitting of Children, surfed till 64, plays table tennis and currently writes fiction. He has authored eight books (non-fiction and fiction) on Amazon; and is greatly interested in moving toward equality in this country.

Rufus Browning taught political science, ran a research institute at SF State, and co-authored Protest Is Not Enough: The Struggle of Blacks and Hispanics for Equality in Urban Politics (UC Press, 1984). Since 2008 he has facilitated the Caring Community Study Group at OLLI. He sings and composes and loves to hike.

Bring your own lunch. RSVP suggested. Free. We invite members of the public to join us and check out our program.

Location: 
SF State's Downtown Campus, 835 Market St., Room 677
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