Study Circles Resource Center (SCRC) has been developing outstanding materials for study circles on issues like racism, poverty, education, immigration and police-community relations for fifteen years. Study circles can help people from a variety of racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds examine the gaps among racial and ethnic groups where they live, explore approaches to creating greater equity, and create lasting change in their community.
Thanks to a generous grant from the Mott Foundation, SCRC will conduct a free orientation / organizing clinic in partnership with Texas Forums on February 21 at the LBJ Library, 10th floor Brown Room to introduce their new discussion guide, Facing Racism in a Diverse Nation. We will meet from 10 – 3 and the orientation will include a free working lunch.
We are delighted to be able to offer this full-day organizing clinic to our Texas Forums network and partners. We are recruiting individuals and organizations to partner with us in promoting this opportunity. In exchange, partners who organize study circles will receive free training for discussion leaders and free materials. Communities that have used these materials have seen dramatic changes in the diversity of the city’s leadership, a change in how newspapers report on issue, PBS television coverage, and festivals designed to decrease stereotyping of ethnic groups and neighborhoods. Click here for four case studies, and here to read endorsments from Senators, Congressman, University Presidents, philanthropists, City officials, actors, and nonprofit leaders.
For more information, join us for one of two upcoming informational meetings with SCRC staff.
January 31 at 10 a.m. (Central) by phone.
Call 1-503-767-1200 and enter 21619#.
Note: there is a long distance charge for this call.
February 2 at 2 p.m. (Central) in the Texas Forums Virtual (OPAL) Room.
You will need to enter your name and download a java script. Don’t be intimidated. The software walks you through it!
You will also need to log in on a PC with Internet Explorer and you will need speakers. If you have a microphone on your computer, you will be able to talk. Otherwise, you can listen and contribute by text. There is no charge for this service.