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Me and White Supremacy Workshop

May 25 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

May 25 – June 29, 2022

(Every Wednesday)

9:00 – 11:00 am PT / 12:00 – 2:00 pm ET

(Six online sessions via Zoom video conferencing)

Awareness leads to action, and action leads to change. Many excellent books cover similar ground, but few are as bracingly honest and well organized for readers to process…” –Goodreads

You are invited to take deep dive with a group of curious, compassionate and committed members of EAN as we get in touch with our role and responsibility to “combat racism, change the world and become a good ancestor” as Layla F. Saad offers through her book, Me and White Supremacy. We will work through Saad’s book posing questions, working through journaling, and community dialogue.

“Me and White Supremacy: A 28-Day Challenge to Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor leads readers through a journey of understanding their white privilege and participation in white supremacy, so that they can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on black, indigenous and people of color, and in turn, help other white people do better, too. The book provides historical and cultural contexts, shares moving stories and anecdotes, and includes definitions, examples, and further resources.”  –Layla F. Saad

Commitment

 This is deeply personal and interpersonal work…

Participation:

  • To show up, be vulnerable and be committed to change.
  • Do the work. Come fully prepared, which includes daily reading and journaling.

Time commitment:

  • 1-2 hours a day to reflect and journal
  • 2-hour weekly meeting with the whole group
  • Weekly meeting: 30 minutes to one-hour meeting with a dyad partner

Workshop Dates

All sessions are on Wednesdays at 9:00 – 11:00 am PT / 12:00 – 2:00 pm ET

OrientationMay 25Prep: read Part I, define “White Supremacy”, format to be used, guidelines, etc.
Session 1June 1The Basics, with daily questions/journaling
Session 2June 8Anti-Blackness, racial stereotypes, and cultural
appropriation, with daily questions/journaling
Session 3June 15Allyship, with daily questions/journaling
Session 4June 22Power, relationships and commitments, with daily
questions/journaling
Session 5June 29Now what? Continuing the work beyond the 28 days; appreciations and celebrations

What people have to say about taking this workshop:

Taking a deep dive into my relationship to race has opened many doors for me to become more aware of the impact of my thoughts and actions/non-actions across the board. The veil of unspoken, subtle, nuanced and hidden truths of systemic racism (sexism, ageism etc.) has been raised to the point that I feel them in my heart and body.” –Melissa Ribner, EAN member

I am more conscious of the power advantage I have simply by being white. I pay more attention to my interactions with Black, indigenous and people of color. By reviewing my lifetime of past interactions, I have greater clarity regarding “microaggression.”…more appreciative of anger.” –Carol Adams, EAN member

My understanding has deepened…along with my commitment to action.” –Lynne Iser, EAN Board President


Registration

Per Layla F. Saad’s request, our fee is only to cover administrative costs, plus whatever you have paid for your book. If you prefer an audible copy we can provide a document with all the questions for journaling.

Any donation in addition to this amount is always needed and appreciated at Elders Action Network.

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For further information on this work listen to this NPR Life Kit podcast with Eric Deggans interviewing Layla F. Saad: Me And White Supremacy Helps You Do The Work Of Dismantling Racism (16-minute Listen)

 

If you are coming to help me, you are wasting your time.
But if you are coming because your liberation is bound up with mine,
then let us work together. –Indigenous Elder

Details

Date:
May 25
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
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