Healing damaged interconnectedness
Picture it: something just went down and you can sense the tension, but don't know what to do.
What's not helpful are so many of the patterns we run like, "time will heal it" or "don't stir the pot". The truth is, knowing how to account for our actions in humanizing and substantive ways fuels trust in our relationships.
Accountability is more than a panicked apology, but most of us haven't been shown anything better.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
During this session, you will:
- set blame and shame down
- learn a humanizing model for accountability you can act on
- build confidence in your ability to repair relationships
- practice taking accountability
- connect with fellow white people on a liberation journey
This session will be held virtually on zoom and recorded.
After enrolling, watch for an email with the zoom link and a short activity/reflection to help you prepare.
- Who: anyone living in a white body (more info below)
- When: Wednesday, September 28th, 2022, 3:30-5 pm PST
- Optional: connect 15 min before + Q&A 15 min after
We utilize an assortment of activities and zoom capabilities. Come prepared to have a great time!
The recording will be emailed to all those registered within five days of the live event. Access to the recording will expire one year after the live session.
WHY IS THIS FOR WHITE PEOPLE?
As white people, we need spaces to ask questions, work through ideas, feel, develop skills, and celebrate change - with each other.
Ali Michael and Mary C. Conger offer that a white affinity group
"Is a place for white people to examine what it means to be white, to critically reflect on themselves and their actions, and to work to identify and confront racism"
Justin C. Cohen shares that a white...
"...affinity space is a place where white people can practice, model, and improve anti-racist practices."
In recognition of the impact of classism, this session is offered on a pay-as-you-are-able basis. You can use this page to help you decide how much to pay.
Budgets are moral documents, and ours is no different. We participate in economic accountability by transferring 30% of your fee to Black, Indigenous, and brown Portland community members.
If you have any pre-enrollment questions, please email [email protected]
Pay-as-you-are-able (see "Our Commitment" on the left).
Enroll by September 27, 2022, to participate in the live session.
If you enroll after that date, you will be sent the recording once it is available.