Taking action to defeat racism forever, powered by the tools of technology, empathy and critical thinking, Wednesday, July 1, 2020, 6:30 pm, live via Zoom, YouTube, and Facebook live. Join us—it's free and open to everyone!


Taking regular action to defeat racism forever, powered by the tools of technology, empathy and critical thinking, Wednesday, June 1, 2020, 6:30 pm, live via Zoom, free and open to the public

Hi everyone,

Our meeting on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 will put tools in your hands to take action to defeat racism forever. This presentation will show how you can use the power of technology, empathy, and critical thinking, to take action to end racism forever and live as an anti–racist.

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Our speaker is a former member and leader with Amnesty International USA and helped gain freedom for several prisoners of conscience. He also participated in multiple protests for human rights, did tech work for Amnesty International USA (including producing an episode of a nationwide podcast), and gave multiple presentations to Amnesty International Midwest Conferences on Using Technology to Advance Human Rights, and Finding a Job in Human Rights.


Broad outline of topics discussed:

Introduction: Three success stories—Three brief examples of famous people/groups who moved from racist to full support of racial equality. They represent the goal.

1. Understanding human rights

  • What are human rights? Where did human rights come from?
  • An overview of the best steps when taking action to protect human rights
  • Brief history of racism in America, including actual audio from former American slaves, and an overview of Black Lives Matter
2. What are the steps to successfully advance human rights?
  • What has worked to change institutional racism?
  • What has worked to change individual racism?
  • Empathy as a very powerful tool for positive change
  • Understanding the mind and heart of people opposed to human rights
  • A simple test of racial bias or independence
  • Three books that provide more history and context
3. Taking action to end racism forever
  • Using technology (especially Mac OS and iOS) to write Amnesty International Urgent Actions every month
  • Using technology (especially Mac OS and iOS) to advocate to your state and national representatives regarding human rights every month
  • Advice for safely joining protests
  • Lists to support black and minority business, publications, developers
  • Register to vote

Social time on Zoom open to everyone: 6:15 pm–6:30 pm, and after the presentation (7:30 pm – 9:00 pm)

If you would like the Zoom meeting information
, send an email to July2020Meeting@chicagoapple.org and you will receive an immediate reply with the Zoom meeting information.

Email or text questions to our speaker before the meeting:
If you have a question for our speaker, you can email him at: questions_for_july_2020_caug_speaker@chicagoapple.org?subject=Question for July 2020 Speaker

You can text question for our speaker to (708) 691–8339.

We look forward to your contribution on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 starting at 6:30 pm!

Sincerely,

Russ Conte
President, Chicago Apple User Group
www.chicagoapple.org