FAIR News: Launching the Official Podcast of the Pro-Human Movement
January 13th, 2022
FAIR Perspectives Podcast
FAIR is proud to announce the launch of FAIR Perspectives, the official podcast of the pro-human movement!
The podcast is hosted by FAIR Advisors Melissa Chen and Angel Eduardo, and will feature in-depth conversations with public intellectuals, authors, and industry leaders, as well as everyday teachers, students, employees, and others dedicated to building a better world.
Sign up for alerts on new episodes and exclusive content—and stay tuned for Episode 1 with Coleman Hughes, premiering January 17th on all podcast platforms.
Round Rock’s Vague and Divisive Resolution
Recently, Round Rock Independent School District drafted a school board resolution titled “Resolution Condemning Actions That Divide Our Community and Incite Hatred.” However, despite the title, the resolution used language throughout that was vague and potentially devisive.
Working closely with our expert legal team, FAIR Austin responded to Round Rock’s resolution point-by-point in order to help provide precise definitions for their vague terminology and be more inclusive to diverse perspectives.
Read Round Rock’s resolution and FAIR Austin’s response here.
FAIR Rome Q&A
We are excited to announce the founding of our newest FAIR chapter in Rome, Georgia. The chapter is the second community-based chapter in Georgia after FAIR Atlanta. This week, FAIR Rome chapter leader Jennifer Thompson participated in a short Q&A about the chapter and her reasons for founding it.
Read the full Q&A here.
FAIR Medical Webinar
On Thursday, January 27th at 8:00PM CT, FAIR in Medicine will be hosting a webinar titled “Medical Association ‘Equity Agendas’” with FAIR in Medicine Fellows Dr. Sally Satel, Dr. Marilyn Singleton, Dr. Aida Cerundolo, and Dr. Diana Blum.
Read some of their recently published articles below:
What is Happening to My Profession? – Sally Satel (Quillette)
COVID-19: Speaking Up in Black and White – Marilyn Singleton
Why the CMS’s Antiracism Agenda May Backfire – Aida Cerundolo, (American Thinker)
Stay tuned for the sign-up link.
FAIRstory Curriculum Webinar
Join us this Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 17th at 4:00PM EST) for a conversation about Dr. King's illuminating paper about the purpose of education to learn how King’s philosophy on education informs FAIR’s approach to developing curricular resources for K-12 teachers.
The title of the webinar is “The Purpose of Education and the FAIRstory Curriculum,” and will be hosted by FAIR's very own Adam Seagrave, Heather Thomas, and Angel Eduardo.
Register for the webinar here.
John McWhorter: How “Woke Racism” Hurts Black People
This week we released a new video with FAIR Advisor John McWhorter titled “How ‘Woke Racism’ Hurts Black People.” In the video, McWhorter explains that there is a new philosopical ideology currently masquerading as “antiracism” that in fact harms the very people it proposes to help—black people.
[The ideology] portrays black people as perpetual victims, always crying, always angry, needing whites to tip-toe around us. It’s condescending. Those who practice the bigotry of low expectations, demanding that testing and academic standards need to be lowered to accommodate black people, make it appear as if we’re incapable of succeeding on the same level as everyone else. Those who claim moral virtue in “doing the work” are in fact doing the work of making me into a perfect idiot.
According to McWhorter, focusing solely on disparate outcomes prevents us from actually improving the lives of many black Americans. Instead, we should be focusing on practical solutions like ending the “War on Drugs,” making sure that all women have access to reproductive contraception, making sure that all children are taught to read via phonics, and supporting vocational training as a viable alternative to college.
TODAY: FAIR in Medicine Virtual Meet-Up
Today (January 13th) FAIR in Medicine is hosting a virtual Open House meet-up from 8:00pm to 9:30PM Central Time. The Open House will feaure FAIR in Medicine Fellows and other medical professionals interested in FAIR's message plus special guests Letitia Kim and Leigh Ann O'Neill from FAIR's Legal Team.
FAIR Open House Events
Hawaii: 1:00PM HST, ZOOM LINK
Colorado: 8:00PM MST, ZOOM LINK
Nashville: 7:00PM CST, REGISTER HERE
Southeast PA: 7:00PM EST, ZOOM LINK
Bay Area: 5:30PM PST, ZOOM LINK
FAIR Diversity Training
Chapter Leader: Series 2
Builds on Series 1 Cognitive Bias training. Choose from one of the following:
Monday, January 31st at 7:00PM – 9:00PM EST
Monday, February 7th at 10:00AM – 12:00PM EST
Wednesday, February 9th at 12:00PM – 2:00PM EST
Meet FAIR Diversity: What it means to be Pro-human
For all FAIR Members and volunteers. These events are typically on the last Monday of the month.
Monday January 24th, 7:00PM – 8:00PM EST
Monday February 28th, 7:00PM – 8:00PM EST
Monday, March 28th, 7:00PM – 8:00PM EST
Conversations w/FAIR Diversity
This event will help explain the pro-human approach in different institutional settings such as schools, hospitals, corporate organizations, non-profit organizations and more. Themes will be topical and relevant, and open to the public.
Mark your calendars and stay tuned for sign-up info for the above-mentioned events.
In-Person Grassroots Leadership Training
FAIR Oregon Meet & Greet
FAIR Oregon is starting off 2022 strong by hosting several in-person Meet & Greet events in Grants Pass, Medford, and Portland. If you live in Oregon and are interested in meeting and socializing with other FAIR-minded people, contact FAIR Oregon’s state coordinator Rob Schlapfer by email at Rob@FairOregon.us to RSVP.
Further details on the Grants Pass and Portland events will be announced soon, so please subscribe to FAIR Oregon’s newsletter to ensure you receive timely updates as they become available.
For more information about FAIR Oregon, visit their website here.
FAIR Educator Alliance
Teachers often feel isolated and alone in their schools, but FAIR is here for you! We will be holding weekly informal “happy hours” to share experiences and concerns and work on developing resources just for teachers. We’ll also be holding more formal monthly meetings to address issues based on your needs and interests.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Zoom link to our weekly happy hour can be found here.
Grassroots Training Workshops
Are you ready to be an effective advocate for pro-human values in your community? You know in your heart of hearts our common culture of fairness, understanding, and humanity requires you to be civically engaged and actively organizing and advocating in your community.
But how do you get started?
We’ve got you covered with the FAIR Grassroots Leader Training series.
Register to learn practical tools for organizing your community, how to be a more effective advocate, and ways to create positive, bottom-up change in our culture and country. The sessions include:
Register now for the next Grassroots Leader Training series.
Join the FAIR Community
Click here to become a FAIR volunteer or to join a FAIR chapter:
Join a Welcome to FAIR Zoom information session to learn more about our mission by clicking here. Or, to watch a previously recorded session click here to visit the Member section of www.fairforall.org.