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White People Challenging Racism: Moving From Talk to Action


Adult Enrichment / Special Interest -
Fall 2021

While this five-session workshop welcomes participants of all identities, the focus is on racism as a system that White people created, maintain, and need to take immediate action to end. In this small online group setting you will examine the role of White people in dismantling racism, in becoming antiracist, and in building an equitable society. You will explore the impact of White privilege and how being unaware of that advantage helps perpetuate racism. Write about your own racial awareness journey. Enhance your understanding and capacity for action through discussion of short readings, videos, and other materials. Share everyday racism-related situations where you may not have effectively responded and, using role plays, work out effective ways to challenge racism. Develop a specific plan for challenging racism in the workplace, an organization, or in the community, while being encouraged to find other people in your life who can provide support and serve as an accountability partner in implementing your plan. Please note: Attendance at all sessions and completion of all assignments are required. Each participant will receive a phone call from one of the facilitators prior to the start of this program to review the commitment and class requirements.

Instructors

Marcia Kimm-Jackson

With more than 30 years of experience in Human Resources, nonprofit practice, and adult education, Marcia Kim-Jackson is a committed and effective facilitator, trainer and executive coach. A Human Resources professional certified through the Society for Human Resource Management, she has completed training as a Professional/Life Coach in the tradition of the Coaches Training Institute, and is trained as a strengths-based practitioner in the Appreciative Inquiry methodology. In addition to holding a bachelor's degree in Psychology and a master's degree in Education, she recently earned a Nonprofit Leadership Certificate from Tufts University Center for Civic Life and the Institute for Nonprofit Practice.


Melanie Roche-Laputka

Melanie (Mel) Roche-Laputkaprovided professional development to teachers on issues of racial equity, and helped revise policies and practices to be more racially equitable and just as Dean of Citizenship and later a Racial Equity Advisor at City on a Hill in Boston She is now Dean of Curriculum and Instruction at a small alternative school in Lawrence, MA.

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SI-WPCR

  Melanie Roche-Laputka , Marcia Kimm-Jackson


Online
Thursdays, Oct 21 - Dec 2
6:30 - 8:30 PM

  No Class Nov 11 & Nov 25


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Price: $ 150 00