The Montana Racial Equity Project (MTREP) invites you to a free and open forum to explore many of the facets of racial equity and justice in Montana.
Experts and community members will participate as panelists. Following each panel, the audience is encouraged to engage in community dialogue and discuss possible solutions to problematic issues raised.
We will cover:
Racial & Ethnic Bias in Advertising, including ableism
Sit Down! Guidance for White Activists
Sovereign Nations Yet Wards of the Government
Stand Up! Tips for Racial Justice and Community Organizing
White Privilege and White Fragility
The Bumpy Road to a Positive White Identity
8:15AM Doors Open & Registration
8:45AM Greeting & Introductions
9:00AM Morning Panels Begin
11:50AM Lunch Break (on own)
1:00PM Afternoon Panels Begin
4:45PM Dinner Break (on own)
7:00PM Doors open at The Hager Auditorium, Museum of the Rockies
7:30PM Evening Keynote
9:00PM Program ends
In this compelling evening, Kristin Barker, co-founder of White Awake (joined by Judith Heilman, Exec Dir of The Montana Racial Equity Project,) will present the common reactions and misgivings that white people have about racial equity and normalize the sometimes painful process of examining what it means for us.
The Library is handicapped accessible, is equipped with bathrooms for all and free wi-fi, and has an on-site coffee shop. The Hager Auditorium is also handicapped accessible.