Tue, Jul 21 | Zoom

Camp Yampire: "Be the Change" Series - Colorism

Let's be the change we wish to see in the world, campers! Join us as we view a film together about colorism in America and within the world, and discuss actionable methods to be an effective anti-racist in your own life & in your community.
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Camp Yampire: "Be the Change" Series - Colorism

Time & Location

Jul 21, 2020, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM EDT
Zoom

About the Event

Join us for the next six Tuesday evenings for our Camp Yampire "Be the Change" sessions!

Let's be the change we wish to see in the world, campers. 

For Week 5, we are discussing how best to combat colorism as an anti-racist, sharing and collaborating on resources, and having an honest and empathetic conversation. We will also be viewing the movie, "Skin" which is rated PG-13.

Please note: the purpose of these sessions are not to provide a venue for "debate" to the existence/severity of the issue, but rather to encourage thoughful conversation, sharing, affirmations of worth for those affected, and contructive strategies and collaboration on how to be an effective anti-racist. 

Camp Yampire's rules are as follows:

  • We are inclusive.
  • We are respectful.
  • We are friendly.
  • We spread kindness.
  • We are judgement-free.
  • We are inter sectional.

We want our zoom space to feel safe for you to share and learn about colorism. Failure to adhere to the rules above will result in your prompt dismissal from the zoom room, and possible banning from future Camp Yampire events. When in doubt, be kind.

In fact, all campers present will be required to fill out a google form sharing what they would like to get out of participating before we will allow them access to video and audio - all campers attending should be of the unified mindset that not only does racism exist, white supremacy and the desire for light skin is prevalent in our society. Campers attending this session understand that the best way to challenge these structures are to work together, speak out against injustice when we see it, and spread love - not hate, to all shades of melanin. 

"Understanding that power and those policies, though, can be a long process, especially for those who haven’t suffered directly, or even have benefited, as a result of them. One way to begin is by watching great films. Images and the stories they tell shape our imaginations in powerful ways, and cinema can be a force for rewiring how viewers see the world off-screen, too." - Alissa Wilkinson, VOX. 

At 8pm, we will take some time to get to know one another. We will begin our movie at 8:30pm, then take an hour to discuss our thoughts, share our hearts, and discuss actionable methods to be an effective anti-racist in our own lives & in our communities.

We are here for you, spreading love and light with you. Lets be the change, together.

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