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We Woke Up Like This/The Hurt Behind the Trigger, Marlon Peterson

April 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

We Woke Up Like This/The Hurt Behind the Trigger

April 17, 2019, 10am – 3pm

Location: United Federation of Teachers – 52 Broadway, New York, NY 10004, Floor 19, Room G


Target Audience: All public community members


Based of the essay, “The Hurt Behind the Trigger,” the dichotomy between the harmed party and the person harmed will be explored. Additionally, this workshop will provide a discourse around the role systemic racism plays in the daily traumas of young black and brown people in poor communities—with a focus on gun violence.

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of allowing space for the humanity of those who committed violent acts to evidence itself
  • Analyze the nuanced emotions of harm, the harmed, and harming
  • Engage in uncomfortable conversations around racism and its role in street violence

Facilitated By: Marlon Peterson, The Precendential Group, LLC.

Ebony Magazine has named Marlon Peterson one of America’s 100 most influential and inspiring leaders in the Black community.  He is also an Aspen Ideas Festival Scholar, and Fall 2016 TED Resident. His TED Talk“Am I not human? a call for criminal justice reform,” has over 1 million views.

Note: Please be sure to arrive on time for the workshop. Anyone arriving 30 minutes after the start time of the workshop will not be allowed to attend the session, so please plan accordingly. Thank you for your interest and registration!

We will break for lunch from 12:00-1:00pm. Please note lunch will not be provided. Breakfast will be served upon arrival.


April 17, 2019
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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United Federation of Teachers (UFT) Building
52 Broadway
New York, NY 10004 United States
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