A 5-Part Journey Towards Antiracism for White Adults
“The beauty of anti-racism is that you don't have to pretend to be free of racism to be anti-racist. Anti-racism is the commitment to fight racism wherever you find it, including in yourself. And it's the only way forward.”
Join Pollyanna facilitators Jay Golon and Jessy Molina for this parent/adult educational opportunity. This conversation series will move you forward. It will support you to learn more about white people’s roles and responsibilities in working for racial justice. We will examine questions such as:
Do white people have a racial identity?
Are all white people racist?
How can white people engage in cross-racial dialogue about race in productive ways?
How can white people disrupt and dismantle all forms of racism, including systemic and structural racism?
How can white people work together to address the problem of racism in their homes, families, workplaces, and communities?
This series on race and racism will empower and support you to show up and stand up for racial justice in meaningful ways.
Workshops will occur in 5 60-minute monthly sessions from September 2021 through January 2022 at 7PM ET.
September 1, October 6, November 3, December 1, 2021 and January 5, 2022
Session 1: “I don’t really see race...” - Examining White Identity
Participants will understand race as a social and political construction
Participants will learn how whiteness was constructed in the United States
Participants will begin to unpack and understand their own racial identity in the context of US history
Session 2: “I’m the least racist person…” - Unpacking White Privilege and Power
Participants will understand racism as a “smog” we can’t help breathing (Beverly Tatum)
Participants will understand systemic racism as a concept
Participants will be able to name how white people are complicit and benefit from systemic racism
Session 3: “I don’t want to say the wrong thing…” - Navigating Conversations about Race
Participants will explore the origins of their level of comfort in talking about race.
Participants will learn common pitfalls for white people in talking about race
Participants will learn concrete strategies to use in conversations about race
Session 4: “I feel like I don’t know how to help...” - What Does it Mean to be an Ally and an Accomplice?
Participants will learn what ally and accomplice mean
Participants will learn concrete strategies to show up, stand up, and speak up
Session 5: “I just want to do the right thing...“ - Committing to an Antiracist Life
Participants will explore what areas in their lives (school, work, home, place of worship, family, etc) they feel like they can impact with regard to antiracism
Participants will create commitments they can make around showing up for racial justice in their spheres of influence
Participants will reflect on their learning during the series
The cost for all 5 sessions in the series is $500 per person. If the cost is presents a hardship, please reach out to us.
A Zoom link will be sent to you the morning of each workshop. If you do not receive it or have any other questions, please email Claire at firstname.lastname@example.org