Generation X and Beyond: Let’s Talk About | The Accommodation

On Nov. 4 and 5, Camika Spencer hosted a two-day conversation and fellowship over information, transformation and healing at the South Dallas Cultural Center. The Generation X and Beyond: Let’s Talk About | The Accommodation event allowed members of the generation X community to discuss Jim Shultze’s book The Accommodation and view two short films, Bonton + Ideal and Out of Deep Wood, to shed light on and uncover information that until now, has been vaulted and racially-biased. The purpose of this conversation was to simply discuss what we didn’t know and how this lack of knowledge affected the communities presence in Dallas. Participants walked away with the awareness of how to identify when and where Dallas is being relegated to systemic dispositioning and have voices of the marginalized rectified through fair action in whatever ways they can as global citizens and Texans. Special guest panelists included Daniel Keeling, Kendra Nichols, Aisha Willis, Jonathan ‘GNO’ White, King Shakur, and food was provided by Sunny South Dallas Food Park.

Below are resources that were shared during the two-day conversation:


  • The Accommodation: Politics or Race in an American City by Jim Shutze
  • White Metropolis: Race, Ethnicity, and Religion in Dallas 1841 – 2001 by Michael Phillips
  • Our Stories: Black Families in Early Dallas by George Keaton Jr. and Judith Garrett Segura

Website and organizations:

  • Dallas Police Oversight Coalition
  • Faith in Texas
  • Mothers Against Police Brutality
  • North Texas Team
  • Project Unity
  • Volunteering While Black
  • Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation
  • Black Futures Lab
  • Campaign Zero
  • Movement for Black Lives
  • Art Inspired Healing