Presented by: Cairá Lee Conner-Ware, TREC
People of color have a history of outsiders imposing names or terms onto their communities; identity markers that have created harmful artificial borders in more ways than one. People of color have also created their own names to signify solidarity, reclaim narratives, and honor ancestry. In this session, we will examine the names we call ourselves, what stories those names tell, and the flattening or co-optation of these terms. We will explore the question, “How do you choose to identify and is that different from how others perceive you?”
*The BIPOC Convening is meant to be an opportunity for people of color to connect across shared experiences and challenges. We invite Black, Indigenous, and non-White folks to join, and we ask the White-identified folks to honor the purpose of the space.
*This program is made possible by the generous support of Wilburforce Foundation and is offered free of charge.
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