- to analyze (a sentence) in terms of grammatical constituents, identifying the parts of speech, syntactic relations, etc.
- to analyze (something, as a speech or behavior) to discover its implications or uncover a deeper meaning
PARSE is a podcast club about race in the United States that began in 2018 with a small group of people who wanted to get together and have productive, brave, and even fun discussion about issues like reparations, whiteness, and Beyoncé. What does PARSE stand for?
Podcasts Against Racism Supporting Equity
PARSE is an alternative to book clubs which are terrific fun AND can sometimes a significant investment of time. Podcasts generally last about an hour and can be consumed while accomplishing your household chores, workout, or commute.
The word parse is a verb. Our PARSE will also be a verb, meaning you will be very invited to contribute to the conversation. You are also encouraged to actively listen with intention and mindfulness. Whether contributing, listening, or turning our conversation into action, be assured PARSE has been and will always be a verb.
Details. PARSE will convene on the second Tuesday of each month at 5pm. A podcast and theme will be assigned a couple weeks ahead of time. The podcast will cover the theme and there will be optional supplemental materials, if you choose to go deeper. Our conversations will last roughly an hour or two. Here is a preview of the next few PARSE themes.
August: Confronting racial difference in Northwest history
September: Four hundred years ago
October: Voter suppression, or “I question America!”
November: Shut up and dribble. Stand up and kneel.
If you’re interested in joining us, please sign up here: PARSE