International Walk & Talk Against Racism
Join us for a dialogue about racism against the inspiring backdrop of the Washington Mall.
Racism is an issue that has long gripped the country (and the world). It’s a problem that we must acknowledge. And it’s one that we must work to overcome, together.
We’ll be a very international group - from all over the world and the U.S.; long-term residents and new arrivals to the area; young and old. We believe that our varied perspectives are a resource as we address these issues.
We will lament the history and present day of racism; and we will talk about how we can respond to racism as individuals, as families, and in our communities.
About the Fall 2021 Walk & Talk:
- Date - Saturday, September 25, 2021
- Time - 10:00am-12:00pm
- Meeting Point - base of the Washington Monument
- Recommended Parking - Washington Monument Parking, 1540 Maine Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024
- Stops - include the setting of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous
I Have a Dreamspeech, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the MLK Memorial
- Total Distance - 1.4 miles
Photos at left are from our Spring 2021 International Walk & Talk Against Racism, when we started at the Chinatown Arch, where we discussed the outbreak of anti-Asian racism, before proceeding past the National Museum of African American History and Culture to the MLK Memorial.
FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: We also invite teens to consider joining our Youth Facing Racism Student Service Learning Program. This dynamic WCIE SSL program includes online discussions as well as a service project at Corhaven Graveyard, a historical burial ground for African-Americans who were enslaved in Shenandoah County, Virginia. Program information here.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Email Sara Tadiwos or Michelle Nogueira
Join us to think globally and engage locally, including on the toughest issues of our times.