Register for Upcoming Workshops

FALL 2022 WORKSHOPS

September 16-18, 2022 (Level 1): 2.5 days Online
REGISTER FOR SEPTEMBER

  • ONLINE WORKSHOP SCHEDULE:
    Friday September 16 – 1:00pm – 6:00pm  U.S. Eastern Time
    Saturday September 17 – 9:00am – 6:00pm  U.S. Eastern Time
    Sunday September 18 –  9:00am – 4:00pm  U.S. Eastern Time

November 4-6, 2022 (Level 1), 2.5 days in-person
REGISTER FOR NOVEMBER

  • IN-PERSON WORKSHOP SCHEDULE:
    Friday November 4 – 5:00pm – 9:30pm  U.S. Eastern Time
    Saturday November 5 – 9:00am – 6:00pm  U.S. Eastern Time
    Sunday November 6 –  9:00am – 4:00pm  U.S. Eastern Time
  • LOCATION: Cedarworks, 4919 Pentridge St, Philadelphia, PA 19143
    Cedarworks is a community center in West Philadelphia. It is wheelchair-accessible and there are no stairs to enter the building. The workshop will take place in one large meeting room space, and in an outside patio space.
  • COVID PRECAUTIONS: Vaccination and proof of PCR test within 3 days of the workshop are required. Masking is required during the workshop, except when outside, eating, or speaking. Meals will be held outside weather permitting, or socially-distanced inside. The full Covid protocol can be found on the Registration page.

January – June, 2023 (Level 2), Online – REGISTRATION COMING SOON

 

ABOUT THE WORKSHOPS

We currently offer two public workshops: a Level 1 weekend workshop and a Level 2 cohort training series for 4 months. When we have capacity, we also offer private workshops for organizations, congregations, nonprofits, or other groups. Reach out to whitesconfrontingracism@gmail.com if you are interested in having us facilitate a workshop tailored for your organization.

LEVEL 1. WHITE PEOPLE CONFRONTING RACISM (WPCR)

ABOUT THE WPCR 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.

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 $100-$750, sliding scale based ability to pay— no one is turned away for lack of funds. Scholarships are available upon request.

ONLINE WORKSHOP FEES:

If your income is… Under
$15,000
$15,001 – $35,000 $35,001 – $55,000 $55,001 – $75,000 over $75,000
You Pay… $100 $200 $400 $600 $700

IN-PERSON WORKSHOP FEES (includes daily meals, covid tests, etc):

If your income is… Under
$15,000
$15,001 – $35,000 $35,001 – $55,000 $55,001 – $75,000 over $75,000
You Pay… $100 $250 $450 $650 $750

Scholarships are available – email whitesconfrontingracism@gmail.com for more information or to request further scholarship.

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.”

 

LEVEL 2. CONFRONTING WHITE SUPREMACY
A  cohort-based training series for white people ready to deepen their racial justice work. This 4-month series is for graduates of White People Confronting Racism. 

ABOUT THE CWS TRAINING SERIES

The series continues learning and development for white people who attended the 3-day White People Confronting Racism workshop, 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 further develop their skills and deepen their approach. And it’s for white folks who want to take action based on their understanding of how white privilege and racism operate in society and inside of them. (For more on origins of WPCR, see About Tab)

IN A NON-JUDGMENTAL, SUPPORTIVE SETTING, PARTICIPANTS WILL…

Continue to build the necessary confidence and skill to address racism through action; deepen their understanding of how racism functions and what their role in it is; engage in somatic exploration of their internalized white supremacy and barriers to working on it; practice their skills in being accountable allies to Black, Indigenous and People of Color and working in coalitions; strengthen their capacity for interrupting racist situations; prepare to effectively support other white people doing racial justice work; and build a concrete action plan that includes a racial justice project of their choosing.

After the initial three (3) day workshops, participants will attend three 6-hour follow up Saturdays over the next 3 months, with reading and “homework” in between. These will support participants’ implementation of their action plans which will include fundraising for BIPOC-led organizations and/or contributing to local racial justice work in accountable ways. We estimate 1.5-2 hours per week for homework. Follow-up sessions will also feature reflection, problem solving, additional skill-building and accountability.

TRAINING SESSION HOURS

Full participation, each day and for the full time, is required. We do not allow partial attendance. This workshop is open to those who have completed the White People Confronting Racism (WPCR) workshop.

  • First weekend – Friday 1:00-6:00pm EST, Saturday 9:00am-6:00pm EST, Sunday 9:00am-3:30pm EST
  • (3) Monthly Follow-up Sessions – 9:00am – 3:30pm EST

Each day includes a one (1) hour break for lunch and more breaks throughout the session. Times above are in Eastern Time. Convert to your own time zone.

REGISTRATION FEES

This training series costs $400 – $1,500, sliding scale based on income & ability to pay – no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Scholarships are available upon request.

If your income is… Under
$15,000
$15,001 – $35,000 $35,001 – $55,000 $55,001 – $75,000 over $75,000
You Pay… $400 $500 $900 $1,300 $1,500

Email whitesconfrontingracism@gmail.com if you have any questions.