Responding to Racism in Social Media

10/25/2014 - 11:00am
10/25/2014 - 3:00pm

Join Community Action Against Racism and Line Break Media for this free and exciting workshop exploring the various nuances in responding to racism on social media.

Have you ever read something on social media, got angry at the ignorant comment but then not know how to respond?!?!

The ways in which we encounter racism on social media often vary. It can meet us in ways such as an anonymous comment on a YouTube video or from a much more personal encounter such as a seemingly harmful quip from a Facebook friend. It can show up as blatant bigotry, "Minnesota Nice" white privilege, internalized racism, and many other forms.

Join us for this free and exciting workshop co-hosted by Community Action Against Racism (CAAR) and Line Break Media (! We will explore the various nuances in responding to racism on social media. Facilitated by a cross-racial team, this event is designed for both people of color and white allies. This workshop will build on the collective knowledge we all have in what has worked well and what definitely has not worked! You will also walk away with tangible tools. We hope you can join us in this interactive, engaging workshop!

DATE: Saturday, October 25

TIME: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm (lunch included)

LOCATION: Walker Art Center - 1750 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

ROOM: Art Lab
To get to the art lab, enter the Walker through the Vineland Place road entrance (by the Sculpture Garden). Once inside, head straight back towards the elevator and take the small staircase down towards the bathrooms. The art lab will be on your right. We'll have signs up.

PARKING: Free street parking is available on Groveland Terrace, Bryant Avenue South, and Vineland Place. There is also an underground ramp on Vineland Place/ Bryant Ave. The daily rate for the ramp is $4.

11:00 am - 11:20 am - Welcome & Introductions
11:20 am - 12:00 pm - Opening Brainstorm Activity
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm - Small Group Conversations (BoB/WoW)
12:30 pm - 12:45 pm - Break (grab lunch)
12:45 pm - 1:15 pm - Large Group Report Out
1:15 pm - 1:35 pm - Presentation on CAAR Tools
1:35 pm - 2:00 pm - Closing

Lunch will be provided.

Please RSVP by 10/23 so we have an accurate headcount for food. You can RSVP via this FB event or by emailing

We hope you can join us! Please help us spread the word about this great opportunity!

QUESTIONS: If you any other questions, please post here or email CAAR at or call 213-375-5572