Strategies for Challenging Racism in Daily Life:
A Workshop for White People Working for Racial Justice
a workshop with Beth Berila
Friday, November 13th, 11:00am – 2:00pm EST
Broadcast live via Zoom
Connection information will be shared once registered.
Sustainer (pays for you and supports community rate): $100
Supporter (pays for you): $75
Community rate: $50
Access grants available to cover $50.
ACMHE members receive a $25 discount: join ACMHE.
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This interactive workshop will offer tools for white people talking with other white people about racism in a way that supports anti-racist transformation. We will address common defensive reactions of white fragility and offer specific strategies for successfully engaging those conversations. We will examine what prevents white people from speaking up and offer paths for courage, humility, accountability and repair.
Since anti-racism needs to happen collectively and systemically as well as individually, we will close with some principles for white people engaging in anti-racist structural change.
This workshop will include contemplative practices, small group breakouts, presentation, and discussions, so that participants can learn from one another.
This workshop is open to all but is geared toward white people committed to doing anti-racism 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.
This is the last in a 3-part workshop series. Participants can take it as part of the series or as a stand-alone workshop. The workshop will be recorded and made available to those who register for the event.
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 newly available from Routledge. Learn more at http://www.bethberila.com.