Dismantling Prejudice: How do we collectively commit to breaking down stereotypes?
Our University of the Streets Café public conversations are much like any you’d have with friends or family around a dinner table, except with more people, more points of view, and slightly more structure. Conversations are hosted by a volunteer moderator who is there to welcome everyone and keep things on track. To get things started, there’s a guest, or sometimes two, who get the ball rolling by sharing their ideas, experiences and questions. After that, it's all up to the participants.
Prejudices lead us to perceive others as typified simplifications overlaid above an otherwise unacknowledgeg rich and complex personal narrative. And while prejudices are often felt in the context of interpersonal interactions, that are also the result of a narrative of intollerance actively fostered by public policies and institutions. This conversation considers the ways in which we can actively push back against institutional and individual racism. In what ways can we contribute to positive shifts to the collective discourse on inclusion? How do we concretely stand in solidarity with those whose lives are impacted by racism?
Guest: Sameer Zuberi
Moderator: Lucia Plescia
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