This workshop is a space for white people committed to anti-racist practices to collectively build strategies that interrupt systems of white supremacy and actively challenge racism as a barrier to multiracial movement building. Using a variety of media, story circles and arts activities, we will learn about anti-racist freedom fighters & counter-narrative histories of resistance. Together, we will hone skills and strategies to effectively fight for our collective liberation.
We strongly encourage participants to sign up for all three sessions. Beyond the content of the workshops, these are meant to help build networks of individuals who are committed to being accountable, principled anti-racist white people. Relationship-building throughout the three sessions is highly important.
Saturday, April 9, 2016 | Exploring anti-racism frameworks, language & history
In this workshop, participants will strengthen an understanding of how identity and oppression interact and how one’s own identity fits into systems of power and oppression. We will explore terms and concepts related to racism and systems of white supremacy. We will also explore the history of white anti-racist freedom fighters and use role play to discuss strategies to interrupt daily incidences of racism.
Saturday May 7th, 2016 | Building anti-racist practice at an interpersonal level
Building off of the first workshop, this session continues to unpack personal privilege and power. We will explore structures of white supremacy and what impact they have our personal histories of race and racism. We will discuss how these structures play out in interpersonal relationships and together, create road maps to accountability and action.
Saturday June 4th, 2016 | Building anti-racist practice within social movement work
This final session will focus on developing anti-racist practice within our communities and institutions, as well as help us collectively identify the potential role of white anti-racist practices in movement building. We will explore history of resistance movements and how white anti-racists stood in solidarity with people of color in order to make connections to present-day strategies for anti-racist coalition building.
Light breakfast and lunch included. Child care available.
This training is offered on a sliding scale. Scholarships are available.
Registration required. Go to: http://www.chicagofreedomschool.org