On Wednesday and Thursday, April 26 and 27, the South Gym of the Antioch College Health Center hosted an anti-racism workshop called “To the Roots.” (Photo by Cheryl Durgans)

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On Wednesday and Thursday, April 26 and 27, the Coretta Scott King Center hosted a two-day workshop called “To the Roots” to strengthen anti-racism efforts by taking an in-depth look at racism and how it manifests and harms in and through public and private institutions. interaction.

Nearly 40 participants met in Antioch College’s South Gym from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day of the workshop and discussed the historical and contemporary effects of racism and how to organize against and eliminate racism. The workshop was led by Diana Dunn, Barbara Major, and David Billings of the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, as well as Shadia Alvarez, director of the Coretta Scott King Center.

The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, PISAB, has a history in common with Yellow Springs Help Us Make a Nation, or HUMAN. In 1978, HUMAN was founded by professors Bill Chappelle and James Dunn and social activist Glyna Garrett following a human rights conference at Antioch College. PISAB was later founded in 1980 by James and Diana Dunn and civil rights leader Reverend ST Vivian.


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