Race and Privilege Parent Alliance (RAPPA)
RAPPA is an inclusive collection of parents, from independent, parochial and public schools, interested in pursuing a greater understanding of anti-bias awareness, cultural competency and social justice. Everyone is welcome.
Founded upon the principles set forth by The People's Institute for Survival & Beyond, RAPPA strives to build an effective movement for social transformation. PISAB helps individuals and communities move beyond the symptoms of racism to undoing the causes so as to create a more just and equitable society.
"Undoing Racism = Organizing for Equity and Justice for All".
RAPPA meets the first Wednesday of every month, from October to May. Everyone is welcome. Bring a friend and a snack.
This group will address and think about:
2016 - 2017 CALENDAR & TOPICS:
Wed. Oct 5 - Topic: Black Lives Matter Movement
Wed. Nov. 2 - Special Presentation by David Billings, author of Deep Denial: The Persistence of White Supremacy in American History and Life
Tues. Dec. 6 - Special Film Screening & Talk Back with director, Jessica Chornesky, of her film " Why Racism is a White Person's Problem"
Wed. Jan. 4 - People of Color Conference Debrief & State of Diversity Initiatives in Independent Schools.
Wed. Feb 1 - Special guest presenter, Bonnie Cushing
Wed. March 1 - Microaggressions
Wed. April 5 - Building Community
Wed. May 3 - Cultural Competency
Grace Church School - High School Division
46 Cooper Square
New York. NY 10003
RAPPA meets first Wednesday each month, from 6 to 8pm.
All adults are welcome and events are free.
2016 - 2017 Dates include: Oct. 5, Nov. 2, Dec. 6, Jan.4, Feb. 1, March 1, April 5 and May 3.