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Race in Montana - A Community Forum

  • Bozeman Public Library 626 East Main Street Bozeman, MT, 59715 United States (map)

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: 

  • Cultural Appropriation

  • Unpacking Microaggressions

  • 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.

Earlier Event: August 30
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Later Event: September 26
MTREP Book Club - September 26, 2017