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What White People Can Do About Racism, Part 1
October 7, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm$90
This workshop is intended to give white people some basic knowledge about:
• racial structure
• building connections and cross-racial alliances
• finding direction on your journey as an effective change agent
• building a personal support network for the work you do
The workshop is appropriate for white people who are open to learning what to do about racism, perhaps feeling they should be doing something but not sure what. The workshop is also appropriate for people of color who want to support white people who want to take action against racism.
A 6-hour workshop offered on a single day with a morning session, a lunch break, and an afternoon session. The workshop uses didactic presentation, small group discussion, large group discussion, and slideshow presentations. A packet of handouts is provided to each participant.
The workshop touches on several topics in an introductory way, including
• the origin of white identity
• feelings about cross-racial relationships
• feelings about white identity
• white anti-racist writings, historical review
• anti-racism and local change efforts
• how to be an ally
• the impact of racism on white people
• how to develop a support network
• resources for further study and personal development
Cost: $95 per participant. $85 for graduates of any prior workshop in our What White People Can Do About Racism series. Sliding scale and student rate available. The registration fee covers all materials, plus lunch. Participants will also receive a free copy of a book published by Crandall, Dostie & Douglass Books. Two choices are available: Accountability and White Anti-racist Organizing: Stories from Our Work, a $17.95 value, or Lifting the White Veil: A Look at White American Culture, a $19.95 value.