White People Challenging Racism: Moving From Talk to Action
While this small online 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. 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.