Beyond the Culture of Separation:
Whiteness and the Embodiment of a New Story
Wednesday, March 4, 6:15-9:15PM,
and 7 more Wednesdays through April 22
Impact Hub Oakland, 2323 Broadway, Oakland, 510-858-2323
sliding scale $250-$350
An 8-Week Class for White-identified people to engage in honest dialogue and disrupt the white social norm of suppressing conversations around race.
Are you looking for a supportive community in which to explore your role as a racial justice advocate?
Are you alarmed by the way black and brown people are treated by the criminal justice system but feel unsure how you can be a supportive ally and/or activist?
Are you interested in learning how to practice compassion when you experience your own or others’ resistance, fear, and defensiveness around race?
Do you support the Black Lives Matter movement but have questions about this critical moment in history?
Recent high profile cases of police brutality involving young black men have brought long overdue attention to the ongoing significance of systemic racism in U.S. society. This class series will offer white-identified people a supportive learning community in which to explore some of the personal and cultural stories by which we, as white people, help to perpetuate racism, both individually and collectively. We will mix embodied activities, historical reflection, and authentic dialog as we endeavor to unpack the narratives about ourselves and others that serve to separate us from each other and from our own humanity.