Reason Center is a community venue for gatherings and educational activities that promote scientific awareness, critical thinking and civic responsibility—via a naturalistic worldview and secular values.
Reason Center stands in solidarity with the Black community and Black Lives Matter on racial injustice in our communities. Many issues and greatly needed changes have come through worldwide protests following the police killing of George Floyd and many other unarmed Black individuals, including Stephon Clark right here in Sacramento.
Important changes in laws and policies are now being widely considered and implemented, such as increasing the number of school social workers and mental health professionals and diverting much needed funds from contracting out to police officers (SROs) on school campuses, pushing for restorative justice programs and practices in schools, and using mental health services instead of police where needed.
These changes call upon all of us to do our part and work to make our society what it should be, not what it has been. Reason Center is a 501c3 Educational organization, and our Board of Directors acknowledges that we have not only responsibility but great opportunity for providing educational opportunities about racial bias and social justice at present and in the future. Therefore, we are implementing online resources coupled with scheduled discussion groups toward these ends. In addition, our Movie Nights will feature an added group of relevant films.
To begin, we are posting links to two brief videos by Emmanuel Acho, and one by Robin DiAngelo, for you to watch in preparation for our first Tuesday evening discussion group via Zoom.
Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man
Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man Episode 2, with Matthew McConaughey
Further sources for those who seek to grow and to do:
We stand for reason and justice. We stand against racism and discrimination.