July 15th: Workshop with Beth Berila

 

Announcing the first in a new series of workshops with Dr. Beth Berila:

Embodying Antiracism as a White Person

 

Embodying Antiracism as a White Person

To be broadcast live via Zoom on Wednesday, July 15th
11:30am – 2pm EDT/8:30 – 11am PDT

Sustainer (pays for you and supports community rate): $100
Supporter (pays for you): $75
Community rate: $50
ACMHE members will receive a $25 discount, and access grants cover $50

Registration is Now Closed

The recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and so many others, along with the subsequent national and global uprisings, have once again amplified calls for racial justice. This workshop will address how structural racism has shaped particular harmful embodiments of whiteness. Through a combination of reflection, practice, discussion, and other content, participants will work to dismantle the embodiment of white privilege and what Resmaa Menakam calls “white-body supremacy.” We will practice reconnecting with our embodied self in a way that better supports racial justice.

This workshop is open to all but is geared toward white people committed to doing antiracism work. This model is based on affinity groups*, which recognizes that while we all have work and healing to do on the path to racial justice, our work is different based on our identities and experiences. Sometimes that work is best done in separate affinity groups so we do not cause more harm or get in each other’s way. Ultimately, we can then come back together and work more skillfully toward racial justice.

* Here are some resources from Racial Equity Tools about racial affinity groups (also called caucusing).

 

Beth Berila, Ph.D. is the Director of the Gender & Women’s Studies Program and Professor in the Ethnic, Gender & Women’s Studies Department at St. Cloud State University. She is also a yoga and mindfulness practitioner and an Embodied Leadership Coach and facilitator. Her most recent book, Radiating Feminism: Resilience Practices to Transform our Inner and Outer Lives, is forthcoming from Routledge in Summer 2020. Learn more at http://www.bethberila.com.