Inviting White People to Anti-Racist Transformation
This workshop is just the beginning--an invitation to transformation--a process of reflective change arising from deep understanding.
We'll shape a new direction through writing a new story. Together. In a safe space.
Expect to be unsettled, awakened, inspired, and transformed!
Workshop: Inviting White People to Anti-Racist Transformation
October 20/November 10
Rhonda Chittenden Calderon
Locations to be announced
$120 per person
$300 for a team of three
Rhonda will use the universal tool of everyday storytelling to bring us together to grow in self-understanding, connecting our personal histories to the persistent dynamics of white privilege and white supremacy.
Individually and as a group, we'll explore what it means to be white and anti-racist in society. We'll have honest conversations about how to respond to the persistent racial disparities in our communities, as we widen the lens to consider the stories we tell about our neighbors, clients, organizations and institutions.
Be a part of this effort to grow capacity and confidence in response to racism.
Who Should Attend?
Inspired by the practice of racial affinity groups, this workshop is designed for white people who want to grow in anti-racist identity and action. To understand more about this design, please read Becoming an Anti-Racist White Ally: How a White Affinity Group Can Help.
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Come on your own or with a team!
- Deepen your understanding of what it means to be white in U.S. society
- Learn to tell your stories of being white
- Interpret the telling of your own life story—from origin to the present AND the stories we share
You will be asked to:
- Practice listening without interruption
- Become more alert to how defensiveness shows up in communication patterns around race
- Listen to others’ stories with curiosity
- Lower your expectations for feeling comfortable discussing race.
“Whites, it must frankly be said, are not putting in similar mass effort to re-educate themselves out of their racial ignorance. It is an aspect of their sense of superiority that the white people of America believe they have so little to learn.”