October Workshops

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Building Racial Justice Through Allyship/Accompliceship
Oct 19 2020, 6:30pm

Responding to Racist Remarks
Oct 28 2020, 6:30pm

Building Racial Justice Through Allyship/Accompliceship
Understanding differences and ourselves is a life-long learning journey central to building authentic cross-racial relationships. In this workshop participants will receive a framework for dismantling the unnatural divisions we have inherited across racial differences. A climate free of blame, shame and guilt will be established in order to create a supportive and challenging learning community. The framework introduced in the workshop addresses three critical elements for creating change on diversity:
1) dissatisfaction with the status quo;
2) an inclusive and sustainable vision for what can be; and
3) a process for getting there. This framework will serve as a foundation for catalyzing personal change that supports the development of authentic, inclusive organizations and communities.
–To increase understanding of racial justice by identifying and learning more about group membership and identities.
–To develop a common language for talking about power, privilege, and difference.
–To examine how institutional and personal practices maintain racial inequities among people and prevent us all from reaching our full potential.
–To identify practical strategies for implementing and facilitating change collectively.
–To build alliances and networks
Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/124187497147

Responding to Racist Remarks
Note: Past participants will be separated out into small groups at the beginning of the workshop to practice the process that was learned. New participants will be grouped together to learn the process and then practice through role plays and observations.
This workshop has been created because POC have been asking white people to speak up when they hear racist remarks. In the workshop participants will learn a process for developing effective responses when hearing racists remarks by family members, strangers, friends, colleagues and others. It acknowledges that the flood of emotions that sometimes occur in these situations may limit the full range of responses we could have. Participants learn the process through a demonstration and then practice real situations so that in the future they can increase their ability to respond in a way that calls other white people in and not out.
*To introduce a process for participants to feel more confident to think about effective responses and empowered to make responses.
*To practice with support using the process and developing more effective strategies
*To support each other to become more empowered to take action
*To incorporate ideas and concepts from the readings and other resources that were shared
Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/124186131061