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Educate, collaborate, and make a difference

DECEMBER 2020 - VOL 2

 

This month’s newsletter contains pithy educational items which we hope you’ll find informative.  We also note that the local paper, the Courier Journal, published 50 ideas from the community on how to overcome systemic racism on December 14.

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The Real Rosa Parks Story Is Better Than the Fairy Tale

FEBRUARY 2021 - VOL 4

 

The way we talk about her covers up uncomfortable truths about American racism.

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“Promise, Witness, Remembrance”

APRIL 2021 - VOL 6

We write this introductory note on the day that the jury delivered the guilty verdict in the George Floyd murder case.

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Why Many Americans Can’t See The Wealth Gap Between White And Black America

JUNE 2021 - VOL 8

We write this letter on the day in which we celebrate the first Federal holiday to recognize and celebrate the end of slavery in the United States, Juneteenth (the shortened version of June nineteenth, 1865).

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How Racist Is America?

AUGUST 2021 - VOL 10

One question lingers amid all the debates about critical race theory: How racist is this land? Anybody with eyes to see and ears to hear knows about the oppression of the Native Americans, about slavery and Jim Crow.

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“West of Ninth:
Race, Reckoning,
& Reconciliation.”

October 2021 - VOL 12

Our newsletter this month shares photos of our most recent event at the Frazier History Museum where we had a tour of the exhibit “West of Ninth: Race, Reckoning, & Reconciliation.”  

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Wishing you a holiday season that’s meaningful to you!

December 2021 - VOL 14

We write this note on the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year, where we can now look forward to longer days. And it comes with a new year which we are all hoping will bring welcome changes!  We wish that for each of you.

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Black History Month

February 2022 - VOL 16

We are delighted to be sharing this Black History Month with you.

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More Black families fight to regain land

April 2022 - VOL 18

A Black family's historic success in regaining of beachfront California property has inspired other families and put their efforts in the spotlight.

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We continue to learn so much on this journey

June 2022 - VOL 20

We continue to learn so much on this journey as we “coach each other and [are] ambassadors for each other with a commitment to removing inequities affecting the Black community.”

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We shared our interest in doing something

August 2022 - VOL 22

When we started this group two years ago, it was in response to the travails of a city reeling from the death of Breonna Taylor and imbedded racism.

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WOC & WWAR January 2021

JANUARY 2021 - VOL 3

We are writing this letter to our WOC & WWAR colleagues near the end of January, a month of both immensely distressing and remarkably uplifting events.

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Coffee Hour

MARCH 2021 - VOL 5

We are so pleased to share this month’s newsletter with you as we continue on our journey of education and collaboration.

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America is having a Black Renaissance. 

MAY 2021 - VOL 7

In this month’s newsletter, we are so very pleased to be offering a couple of events that allow us to gather in person and make some of the connections we consider so valuable for conversations to occur and culture to be shared. 

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On a Kentucky
Riverbank, a Path to Remembrance

JULY 2021 - VOL 9

Hannah Drake’s (Un)Known Project in Louisville is both a memorial to enslaved people whose stories will never be uncovered, and a challenge to unearth narratives hidden in attics and archives.

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I Don't Know What
to Do With Good
White People

September 2021 - VOL 11

Last month we invited you to an in-person event of our WOC & WWAR group, a Game Night.  Photos of the music and fun-filled event are included in this newsletter.  Why do we hold such events?  Because we are working hard to bring women together to meet others they might not know, so that we can collaborate and take action together on things that matter.

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What ‘Structural Racism’ Really Means

November 2021 - VOL 13

It was about a year ago that we started our joint effort to come together as Black and White women to learn more about systemic racism, its effects, and our actions to combat it.  Recently, we took some time to evaluate our progress and to decide if we should continue to move forward.

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Build relationships among women who might not ordinarily cross paths ~

January 2022 - VOL 15

Earlier this month, we shared what we have learned after a year or so of WOC & WWAR, and where we want to focus our efforts going forward. Our Task Force had taken time in offsite weekend meetings to ask ourselves if we should continue, and if so, how.

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Race hovered over Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearing

March 2022 - VOL 17

We continue to work at our mission:  to build relationships among women who might not ordinarily cross paths.

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The mission of WOC & WWAR begins

May 2022 - VOL 19

 WOC & WWAR's mission is to build relationships among women who might not ordinarily cross paths.  

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We are continuing to try knew things as we come together as Black, White, and Women of Color.

July 2022 - VOL 21

We are in the heart (and the heat!) of summer, which is usually when we make the time to try something new — a new vacation place, a new book, maybe a new pair of shoes.

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