Acadia Senior College

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Me and White Supremacy: An Exploration

Mary Vekasi

Undercroft of St. John Episcopal Church Southwest Harbor
The events of recent years, particularly George Floyd's death, motivated Mary to explore American racism and her part in it. Layla F. Saad, a black Muslim East African and British author, has created a 28 day self-reflection program titled "Me and White Supremacy" that we will use to guide us through the exploration process with lots of sharing and discussion. Here are some of Saad's quotes that intrigued Mary, "Create the change the world needs by creating change within yourself", "You cannot dismantle what you cannot see," and "You cannot challenge what you cannot understand." Mary's goal is for each participant to have the opportunity to see and understand racism and to create change in themselves.
About the instructor

Mary Vekasi writes "I am a white woman, forty-seven year partner with Jim, mother of two, grandmother of two, retired early childhood educator, thirty year resident of Southwest Harbor, and passionate about creating bread, quilts, and racial justice. Being an educator and sharing my passion makes me happy. Sharing my passions with ASC makes me happy too!"

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