Dismantling Racism and Privilege


The mission of the Big Conversation Partners in Dismantling Racism and Privilege in Southern Maryland is to cultivate public understanding of the need to uproot racism personally and in the systems that derive benefit and, therefore, perpetuate racism and privilege.


Upcoming Events

A St. Mary's County Library Virtual Book Discussion - November 12 
Be an Unlikely Ally-Community Conversations on Race

In Relentless Pursuit of an Education 

A St. Mary's County Library Virtual Book Discussion, held on Tuesday, 17 November, 7 PM - Register at stmalib.org 
In their own words, residents of St. Mary's County, Maryland, tell of the separate and unequal black schools that existed until the county complied with Brown v. Board of Education in 1967 [including the Drayden School House]. This discussion will feature students whose experiences are in the book and guest speakers from the Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions who will be talking about their experience interviewing former students of segregated schools 

New Resource Postings  

New Links Postings

Health Disparities Virtual Forum  
 November 12, 2020 @ 5:30-7:30 PM

The book linked here documents the development of the Big Conversation on issues of race and privilege. It offers a process on how to develop such a program. It is our hope that it will encourage other individuals and organizations to begin and to continue this important conversation in their communities. While this is a link to Dropbox™️, a Dropbox account is not necessary to read the guide.  The book is Used by Permission.

Ongoing Events

This website represents a community partnership to dismantle racism and privilege in Southern Maryland. It stems from a 2018 public conversation on racism hosted by an Episcopal parish with a history of organizing and modeling civil discussions on topics such as health care, veterans issues, immigration, economic inequality, and gun violence.

This website supports the continuing conversation on issues of race by disseminating resource and event information to sustain the effort to dismantle racism and privilege in Southern Maryland and to realize more fully this region as a beloved community.