Dismantling Racism and Privilege

Clearinghouse

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.

 

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Upcoming Events
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Calvert Library will offer an in-person and online discussion of the book “White Fragility” by Robin DiAngelo on December 21, 2021, at 7:00 pm in Meeting Room 2. Register here.

 

 

 

Open enrollment for health coverage through Maryland Health Connection is here! This year there are more savings than ever thanks to newly available financial assistance under the American Rescue Plan. Plus, Marylanders ages 18-34 have access to additional discounts thanks to a new state-funded subsidies pilot program created through legislation by lead sponsors Senator Brian Feldman and Delegate Ken Kerr. All plans available through Maryland Health Connection cover important health benefits, including doctor visits, prescriptions, mental health services, and more. Enroll at marylandhealthconnection.gov

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New Resource Postings  

Read "The Secret Bias Hidden in Mortgage-Approval Algorithms" published by The Markup and the Associated Press.

The August 17, 2021 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has as its theme "Racial and Ethnic Disparities and Inequities in Medicine and Health Care." Many of the articles are available only with a subscription to JAMA, but some can be read free of charge.

 

New Links Postings

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.