Announcement from TANK:
We’re so excited to have Pilar Mccloud and her organization working with Towards An Anti-Racist North Kingstown – TANK on this. You will not want to miss this opportunity to learn!
The goal and purpose of this series is to show how racism plays a pivotal role in our daily lives. It is encompassed in everything we do, and everything around us. This series will show the complexities of racism, and how it is so interwoven in our lives, that we do not even notice it.
The program will be facilitated by Pilar McCloud, CEO & Founder of A Sweet Creation Youth Organization.
ASCYO was founded in the Olneyville section of Providence Rhode Island. Pilar is the former Chairwoman of The NAACP Providence Branch Youth HS & College Chapters and has been an officer & Executive Board member. Pilar previously served as the New England Area Conference Advisor for the YouthWorks Committee serving the 15 chapters of the NAACP in the New England area that have active youth councils. Pilar was also Co-Director of Unified Solutions, an incubator organization for grassroots nonprofit organizations in the city of Providence.
On May 17th, celebrity stylist Davon “FVVME” Williams will talk about how racism plays a role not only in pop culture but in things that we see in stores, on TV commercials, and that what is actually in our neighborhoods and not in our neighborhoods as far as things to buy and brands that we get to choose from.
On May 24th, violence intervention/prevention specialist Juan Carter will join us to discuss the role that nonviolence plays in diversity equity, and inclusion and how they all tie together, and the role they play in our communities.
In the last session on May 31st, financial coach Dwayne Keys will discuss how racism affects housing and marginalized communities and Pilar McCloud will close out the series by tying all that has been discussed together along with some other things to think about and bring back to our communities.
There is no cost for this program, with 50 registrants max per session. Register for as many of the sessions as you wish!
The event will be held at Westminster Unitarian Church, 119 Kenyon Avenue in East Greenwich in Smith Hall (the parish house).