Racial Justice SLCE Module

Wednesday, February 10th from 7:00pm to Thursday, May 13th, 2021 11:30am


This module provides opportunities to engage in the movement for racial justice. Participants choose from a variety of "Get Woke" community-based educational programs that provide information about the history of racial violence in Florida and the ways social systems and institutions promote inequity and racial oppression. These include The Rosewood Story, an interactive exhibit hosted by the Arthur Lee McDuffie Center for Racial Justice, and the South Florida People of Color Unity 360 dialogue series. Participants will then "Get Involved" by contributing to Dream Defenders campaigns to reform public spending and to uphold the right to demonstrate peacefully in the State of Florida. 
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Project Plan

Participants in this module will be required to attend the hour-long orientation.

Orientation dates will be February 22th 6:00-7:00 pm and March 9th 6-7pm. 

Be sure to "Add Impact" Afterwards and answer the impact questions. 

This is the Orientation Zoom registration link: 
This Orientation will be for new participants who are registering for the Racial Justice SLCE Module
This is required for new students in the module. This must be completed before starting with any other activities!
The Deliberative Dialogue: Say Her Name! will be one of three options to get motivated to learn more about systemic racism before working with our community partner, Dream Defenders. 

Say Her Name! Working for Social Justice at the Intersection of Race and Gender Thursday, February 11th, 4:00-5:30

Women of color have been disproportionately affected by police violence, but their stories receive little media attention compared to their male counterparts. The Say Her Name! movement seeks to make the fight for racial justice more inclusive of the experiences of women. The campaign brings to light the stories of women of color who have been killed by police and have experienced gender-specific forms of police violence. An all-women panel includes professors, community organizers, and gender and racial justice activists.

Register for the virtual event


An evening with Dr. Cheryl Holder and Dr. Bernard Ashby on how systemic racism impacts our health disparities and access. 
This panel will include medical experts Dr. Cheryl Holder and Dr. Bernard Ashby. 

Dr.Cheryl Holder is board certified in Internal Medicine and has dedicated her medical career to serving underserved populations. Dr. Holder, a strong social justice advocate, is the Interim Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity, and Community Initiatives at Florida International University. Her op-eds on health disparities have appeared in the Miami Herald. 

Dr. Bernard Ashby is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology, vascular medicine, vascular interpretation, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Ashby is an Associate Professor at Florida International University and has appeared on MSNBC to discuss the failures of our federal and Florida state leadership to control the COVID pandemic and mitigate its disastrous effect on Black and Brown communities. 

Barr University's Dr. Pamela D. Hall, Associate Professor of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences' Associate Dean and Director of the Africana Studies Program, will moderate the event. 

To verify attendance
1) Please turn in your registration confirmation and a picture of the beginning of the event when all the presenters are introducing themselves.  
2) Turn in a summary from what was discussed and how this has helped prepare you to work with our community partner Dream Defenders. 

Link to register- https://www.eventbrite.com/e/systemic-racism-health-disparities-and-access-to-the-covid-vaccine-tickets-138339504181
Participants will attend the exhibit located on the third floor of the Barry University Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library on the Miami Shores campus. Participants will learn about the period of racial terror in Florida from this exhibit. Students will have to preregister for the event and follow university COVID-19 protocols.  (Registration Link Coming Soon) 

About the Arthur McDuffie Center:

The Arthur McDuffie Center for Racial Justice preserves and tells the stories of racial violence in Florida. The Rosewood Story, an exhibit at Barry University, is the first of those stories and includes rare artifacts from the town that was burned to the ground by a white mob in 1923. The McDuffie Center is named after Arthur Lee McDuffie, a man who was beaten to death by police officers in 1980. The acquittal of the police officers led to the McDuffie riots of 1980 in which much of Liberty City was burned and the National Guard was brought to Miami to restore order.

These webinars contain a unique and insightful presentations on different aspects of Black Florida ranging from Florida's African Diaspora to a reenactment of Dr. Mary Mcleod Bethune, founder of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's "Black Cabinet" and Former President of the National Association of Colored Women.  

The Virginia Beach Park Trust Board of Trustees and Staff invite you and your students/ colleagues to join us in attending these diverse and enthralling presentations.  (Registration link will be provided soon) 

Ersula K. Odom:
 Dr. Mary Mcleod Bethune Comes to Life

Date: 3/11/2021

Time: 10-11:30 AM

Registration Link- http://bit.ly/3d3eOel

Dr. Tameka Hobbs: Strange Fruit in Florida

Date: 4/8/2021

Time: 10-11:30 AM

Dr. Anthony Dixon: The African Diaspora Experience in Florida

Date: 5/13/2021

Time: 10-11:30 AM

Participants  will attend a minimum of two Squadd Meetings with Dream Defenders. These Squadd Meetings occur every Third Wednesday of the month at 7pm.  These events are remote the link will be provide the week of the event. 

Attendance of the SqauDD meeting will count towards one of your three required get involved activities. 

Registration Link for the First SquaDD meeting on March 16th at 7pm.


Please Note that Future SquaDD meeting registration links will be provided closer to the date of the event. 

The Kill the Bill Campaign is a campaign that Dream Defenders is running to get support from the local community to put a stop to the censorship and repression bill that is being proposed by local officials.  Participants will be supporting Dream Defenders by phone banking, calling your reps in support of Dream Defenders, and obtaining signatures for  the petition.  Meetings will be on Wednesday evenings of every month. 

Part 1: Phone Banking 
Step 1) Attend 2 committee meetings. 
Step 2) Create a script with Dream Defenders on what you will be saying. 
Step 3) Turn in that script and calling list from the day that you participated with Dream Defenders. 

Link- To sign up for Phone Banking https://secure.everyaction.com/amxVYaLXCEOxQ8NDPMcacg2

Part 2 : Obtaining signatures for petition: 
https://secure.everyaction.com/P-ke_1cbTU647SX5bPFZ4A2   Attached is the censorship bill  that is being proposed to the Florida State House of Representatives and information on how to stop it. 
1) To support, sign the petition and turn in a screenshot of this when completed. 
2) Provide a list of the people you have reached out to and where they are in the process of signing the petition.
This meeting will be an opportunity for students to get support with activities within the module. 

This is an opportunity for SLCE Module participates to get support on tasks related to the module. This is required for completion of the module.
The final reflection is a required event for completion of this Module.

To conclude this module, participants will attend a required reflection session on April 29th from 7:00pm- 8:00pm to help reflect on the activities completed.