Becoming Anti-racists: A Workshop for White People
**I am so sorry for what happened during Session 4. From now on, anyone who speaks any racist and hurtful language will be expelled from the workshop immediately. - Jennifer**
It is the responsibility of white people to educate ourselves and do the work needed to end systemic racism. Only white people can tear it down, and we cannot let it stand for a moment longer. We must be led by black folks and other people of color. However, we the oppressors cannot burden the very people who are being oppressed.
So, we are making a start towards becoming anti-racists and effective allies by holding a 5-part workshop based on the bestselling book, So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo. Please purchase/obtain the book and read it, keeping up with the chapters to be covered in upcoming sessions.
(If you haven't had the chance to keep up with the reading assignments, you are very welcome to attend but please refrain from asking questions. So much to cover and never enough time!)
There will be five weekly sessions on Tuesdays, beginning July 14 and ending August 11 @ 3-4:30PM.
SESSION 5: AUGUST 11 - Guest Facilitator Crystal Ringer - wife, mother, volunteer, advocate
a. Chapter fourteen: What is the model minority myth?
b. Chapter fifteen: But what if I hate Al Sharpton?
c. Chapter sixteen: I just got called racist, what do I do now?
d. Talking is great, but what else can I do?
Host and Co-Facilitator: Jennifer White – Artist, Communications HSGP
Co-Facilitator: Ramona Ferrara - Co-Founder White People for Black Lives-Phoenix
Zoom Production: Ron Russell - Humanist Chaplain, Meditation Coach and IT geek
All who are serious about doing this work are invited and welcome. This will be a safe space for people of color, with no responsibility to answer questions or contribute to the discussion unless they wish to.
Anyone who utters racist/offensive/hurtful language will immediately be expelled from the workshop.
Rule #1 for white people. Do not ask people of color to help you with this work. Do the research yourself.
Rule #2 for white people. If you find yourself disagreeing, getting defensive, angry or confused, take the following steps:
• Take a breath
• Write it down
• Research it.
Updated link to Zoom meeting: https://zoom.us/j/96513068002?pwd=QWdORXpFcFdNY0YwUW8rcGpwTDBSQT09
Bonus! Here is a short video of spoken word. What is White Privilege?
Thank you Vici Duarte for helping to find us great videos!
Photo credit: Image by UnratedStudio via Pixabay
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