SPC Anti-Racism Study Groups

The Peace Council is not currently hosting any study group projects. If you have a suggestion or are interested in leading a study group on a topic releated to our work please contact us.

Below are some examples of recent study groups.

Anti-Racism & White Privilege Study Group
The Anti-Racism & White Privilege Study Group met for its first session August-November 2015, with a second session held in late spring 2016. This group was designed for anti-racist white people to meet to examine our own white privilege, educate ourselves about institutional racism, and support people of color-led organizations working to dismantle white supremacy. Read more here.

Poverty & Segregation in Syracuse Study Group
The Poverty & Segregation in Syracuse Study Group met in the spring of 2016.

In recent years Syracuse’s Post-Standard reported on two studies showing that Syracuse is among the top ten most racially segregated cities in the US and that Syracuse has the highest rates nationwide of poverty in communities of color. This group addressed the question, “How did it get this way?” drawing on scholarly and journalistic sources that shed light on policies and practices that reinforced and intensified segregation of poor people and people of color here in Syracuse. The purpose of this study is to help activists discern the best way for SPC to join the struggle for fair housing policies and an end to poverty in Syracuse and across the country.