Whites Confronting Racism

ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP

This workshop is for white people who want to challenge the racism around them — and in their own heads and hearts — and who are searching for a way to strengthen their work for racial justice. It’s for white folks who already do anti-racism work but want to develop their skills and deepen their approach. And it’s for white folks who want a better understanding of how white privilege and racism operate in society and inside of them.

HISTORY

This workshop series was originally developed by Antje Mattheus and Lorraine Marino.  A more complete heritage page is under development.

IN A NONJUDGEMENTAL, SUPPORTIVE SETTING, PARTICIPANTS WILL…

Build confidence in their ability to address racism through action; increase their understanding of how racism functions and what their role in it is; explore their internal racism and barriers to working on it; develop a personal vision for racial justice; build their skills in being accountable allies to people of color and working in coalitions; develop strategies for interrupting racist situations; increase their ability to support other white people doing racial justice work; and build an action plan of concrete next steps.

REGISTRATION

The workshop costs $180-$400, sliding scale based ability to pay— no one turned away for lack of funds.

If your income is… You pay…

under $15,000 $180
$15,001-$25,000 $210
$25,001-$35,000 $250
$35,001-$45,000 $300
$45,001-$55,000 $350
over $55,000 $400

Scholarships are available—contact the co-faciliatators (info below) for more about this.

FOR MORE INFO, OR TO REGISTER…

Follow the link at the top of the page to register or email whitesconfrontingracism@gmail.com. Space is limited; early registration is strongly encouraged. The fee includes meals, introductory readings, and over 20 hours of training.  If you need lodging, please indicate that when registering and the trainers will be in touch with more information.  Co-facilitated by Ali Michael, Erika Thorne, Emil Rudicell and Sarah Halley.

WHAT PARTICIPANTS SAY ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP:

  • “What a breath of fresh air.”
  • “Great progression from feelings to history to internal/self to group to system level to fears to real actions.”
  • “I learned that I don’t need to let white guilt keep me from addressing racism or utilizing my white privilege for the good.”
  • “Good balance of serious focus and lightheartedness and fun.”
  • “I finally saw the importance/value of taking small, tangible steps.”
  • “I found a ready, willing, and friendly group of people representing a fairly diverse set of backgrounds.”
  • “I came in without knowing what I didn’t know, and am leaving with awareness and humility, and coming to terms with my upbringing.”