Practicing our way to greater effectiveness
You wouldn't go from the couch to trying out for a professional sports team. The same is true for learning to talk with white people about racism. Our nation is increasingly polarized, adding pressure to what can feel like high-stakes conversations. We need to get our reps in so that when the time comes, we already know how to respond.
Talk to white people 1.0 or Foundations Cohort 2019-2022.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
During this session, you will:
- build upon skills from T2WP 1.0/Foundations Cohort
- access ways to stay grounded in these conversations
- practice, practice, practice*
- reflect upon your reactions to conversations about race
- connect with fellow white people on a liberation journey
* This session is best experienced live. While not required, please prioritize joining us live.
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: Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 4:30-6:30 pm PT
- 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 October 24, 2022, to participate in the live session.
If you enroll after that date, you will be sent the recording once it is available.