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.

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 bottom of the page, email whitesconfrontingracism@gmail.com or call  215-681-6817. Space is limited; early registration is strongly encouraged. The fee includes 6 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, 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.”