#DoSomething: Understanding Race, History, And Why You Need To Be An Ally

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On Friday July 17th, the BAC community gathered on Zoom for an important conversation around race, history, and the importance of being an ally. The discussion was led by guest speaker LeRon Barton, an accomplished author and speaker on race, mass incarceration, and social justice.

Over the nearly three hour discussion, Barton led the 2020 membership, staff, board members, and select DCI leadership through the history of racism in America, beginning with colonial slavery. Barton continued on through the Civil Rights movement and to today, covering the recent and unjust murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery and the Black Lives Matter movement. Attendees were invited to ask questions and provide commentary throughout the evening, sparking in-depth conversation around unconscious bias and how to be an ally in both a drum corps setting and everyday life.

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Posted by on Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020. Filed under Current News, DCI World.