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Dr. Hunt says “Reverse racism is not a thing.”

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So, we know that “reverse racism” is not real, yeah? (thanks Aamer)

Here’s another explanation courtesy of Dr. Hunt, who is using the “innovative approach to bridging the gap between academia and society” by explaining Critical Race Theory through memes.

Too easy and pretty good, huh?

Increase your racial literacy and check out Ask Dr. Hunt here and on Facebook.

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The Two Chairs 2.0

Hey folks. You might have noticed that the blog has been on hiatus and we apologize for that.

Life gets in the way and The Two Chairs has been working behind the scenes to make certain projects happen and coming up with new ideas in our race thinklab (is that a word? It is now.).

We’ve been staying connected through our Facebook page and through Twitter but we will be featuring new content on this site soon! We promise!

To start it off (The Two Chairs 2.0), here’s a video by Marlon James, the first Jamaican writer to win the Man Booker prize in 2015, asking this question:

“Are you a non-racist or an anti-racist?”

 

 

The “R” Word is finally HERE

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“The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.”
― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

After a long and bumpy journey, The Two Chairs’ The “R” Word is finally happening!

Join us for a relaxed and interactive afternoon at Kindred Studios in Yarraville that will include activities, performances and a creative space that promises to discuss, explore and analyze race issues in ways that will evoke one’s imagination, understanding and empathy.

Participants are also encouraged to share their stories, poems, songs, artwork — anything that you may want to express on this issue. This will be a space safe for all to voice out their opinions (respectfully, of course).

You can still get tickets here. Or come down to Kindred Studios (212a Whitehall St. Yarraville) and who knows, you might win a free entry!

Details below:

Day & Date: Saturday, November 29, 2014

Time: 1:30 PM to 5:30-6:00 PM

Venue: Kindred Studios
212a Whitehall St, Yarraville

The Two Chairs at the Activist Arts Festival 2014

The Two Chairs will be at the Activist Arts Festival 2014! We will be holding a mini-workshop/forum from 1:00-2:00pm on November 15th at Bella Union. We will update with more information soon.

Meanwhile, find out more about the inaugural Activist Arts Festival 2014 below:

“The Activist Arts Festival is an initiative to bring together activist groups throughout Melbourne and to enable access to these groups by local communities in a non-protest environment.

The event also exhibits different forms of activism through art: photography, music, spoken word, paintings and film.

It is hoped that the Festival will increase awareness for participants involved of how to access and be involved in activism in Melbourne in a non-protest setting, and strengthen relationships and bonds formed between communities of activists from separate streams. It also aims to highlight the fact that activism comes in many forms, and that there are many different ways a community can speak out against injustice.”

For more info here and how you can book your FREE tickets, check out:

https://www.facebook.com/activistartsfestival?fref=t

[Workshop/Event] The ‘R’ Word Postponed!

 

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DUE TO A NUMBER OF UNFORESEEABLE AND UNAVOIDABLE CIRCUMSTANCES, THE R WORD WILL BE POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE (FEBRUARY 2015).

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to those who had already purchased their tickets and were looking to our event.

The new date has been tentatively set for 14th February but that is subject to change (we know it’s Valentine’s Day).

But do stick with us, folks and we will we overcome this bump on our way to having a REAL conversation on Race and Racism.

– The Two Chairs