This month, we’re watching an episode of Democracy Now featuring author Ta-Nehisi Coates. Ta-Nehisi reads an excerpt from his book “Between the World and Me.” We’re focusing this month’s screening on Social Justice, and specifically about being black in America.
Permaculture is often criticized as a movement because of the lack of racial diversity. Most of the well-known permaculture teachers are white men. However, there are countless other people of all races, genders, and backgrounds who are working toward our shared vision of a fair, regenerative future. Addressing issues of social and racial justice are just as critical as ecological action to a positive vision of a sustainable, regenerative future.
Today we spend the hour with Ta-Nehisi Coates, author of the explosive book about white supremacy and being black in America. Titled “Between the World and Me,” it is written as a letter to his teenage son, Samori. In July, Ta-Nehisi Coates launched the book in his hometown of Baltimore. He spoke at the historic Union Baptist Church. “It seems like there’s a kind of national conversation going on right now about those who are paid to protect us, who sometimes end up inflicting lethal harm upon us,” Coates said. “But for me, this conversation is old, and I’m sure for many of you the conversation is quite old. It’s the cameras that are new. It’s not the violence that’s new.”
Bring food to share, if you’d like. Also, bring your own plates and utencils so that we can continue trying to make this a no-waste event (if you forget, we have extra for you).
When: Wednesday December 16, 7-9PM
Where: Repair the World, 4029 Market St Philadelphia, PA
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1248831925142909/