Posts By The Racial Justice Task Force

The Transforming Power of Love

By , Published on April 17, 2017
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Needham Lyceum
Sunday, April 30, 2017

9:15am in the Parlor
Pamela Chatterton-Purdy and Rev. Dr. David Purdy

Artist Pamela Chatterton-Purdy and her husband retired minister Rev. Dr. David Purdy, the couple behind the Icons of the Civil Rights exhibtion were actively involved in the Civil Rights Movement in the South in the 1960s. They marched at Selma and personally knew many of the figures involved in the Civil Rights Movement. They will speak about their experiences and raising a biracial family.

Racial Justice Action of the Week: Week Two

By , Published on February 5, 2017
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The Racial Justice Task Force challenges each of us to explore the implicit biases that we all have.  We urge you to read Blind Spot: Hidden Biases of Good People by Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald, or read/listen to shorter info here: http://blindspot.fas.harvard.edu/Book.  WARNING:  Awareness may be the first step to enlightenment but the following action may make you uncomfortable – and curious! Learn about social mindbugs and the hidden costs of stereotypes for all of us. Take the Implicit Bias Test here at https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/ (takes ~15 minutes).