Start an RRD in Your Area

Be part of the solution! Start a local RRD. It’s as easy as 1,2,3.
  1. Recruit a couple of likeminded friends to help.
  2. Find a meeting place at a community room in a city hall, library, restaurant or place of worship.
  3. Announce your first meeting in local media, church bulletins, the internet, on flyers.
Typical Meeting Agenda:
  1. Welcome all. Explain RRD values of mutual respect, careful listening, openness, honesty and good will. (5 minutes)
  2. Show an appropriate internet video (see list below) of about 20-30 minutes. (about 30 minutes)
  3. Provide starter discussion questions and break into small, mixed race groups of about four to six. Each group should appoint a reporter. (35 minutes)
  4. Regather for reports from each group. (10 minutes)
  5. Open for large group discussion. (10 minutes)
  6. Announce next meeting and adjourn.

Total: 90 minutes

Some Suggested Videos for Your RRD Meetings

Let’s get to the root of racial injustice – Megan Ming FrancisHow to deconstruct racism one headline at a time – Baratunde Thurston
How we are priming some kids for college and others for prison – Alice Goffman How racism makes us sick – David R. Williams
Understanding structural racism – Luizza LodderThe future of race in America – Michelle Alexander
You can help stop the violence against young black men – Verna MyersDeconstructing white privilege – Robin Diangelo
Click on each video to take you directly to YouTube. Each video is appropriately 20 minutes long.