Mariamawit “Mari” Gashaw is a senior at the Cambridge Rindge and Latin school. She is also an organizer with Black Lives Matter Cambridge, serves on several civic committees, and is unafraid of demanding and creating change.
All Sessions by Mari Gashaw
SATURDAY - APRIL 8, 2017
Panel C - Designing Community: A Critical Look at Race, Privilege, and Collaboration
10:45AM - 12:15PM
Modern ideas of American racism and whiteness were fabricated, during the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. What are the implications of race and whiteness as historical phenomena today? Why do low-income white people support policies that run counter to their professed values and economic well-being, often to the detriment of low-income communities of color? And what are activists and communities doing to push back against the “slow-moving disasters” of racism and bigotry? This panel will explore the roles of whiteness, the myth of race and the race hierarchy, the idea of “allyship”, and the responsibility of “privilege” in a rapidly fracturing country.
Harvard Kennedy School
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Cambridge, MA 02138