Beyond the Culture of Separation: Whiteness and the Embodiment of a New Story
– Are you looking for a supportive community with which to take your next step toward contributing to a just and racially equitable society?
– Do you have questions about how to effectively show up for this watershed moment of the racial justice movement? In your life? At work? In the larger community?
– Are you interested in learning how to practice compassion with your own or others’ resistance and fear around race in order to more effectively work in solidarity with communities of color?
Beyond the Culture of Separation uses an innovative approach and interactive learning modalities to expand white-identified participants’ capacities to contribute collectively to the creation of a society with greater freedom and dignity for everyone. We believe that, in addition to the serious harm done to racially targeted people, systemic racism also inflicts deep psycho-spiritual wounds on white people. Because shame and isolation are integral aspects of white socialization, we offer encouragement and community building as an approach to this healing work. To move beyond the culture of separation, we must come together and learn to support and inspire one another as we reclaim our humanity and work for liberation and justice for all people. We explore institutional, cultural, and interpersonal racism, U.S. history, and implicit bias, while practicing tools for shifting our personal and collective relationship to whiteness and racism.
Elana Isaacs, Gregory Mengel, Angela Sevin
In partnership with the Pathways2Justice series at Impact Hub Oakland
When: Wednesday Nights 6:15pm – 9:15pm; Sept 30 – Nov 18 (a committed 8 week class)
Where: Omi Gallery, Impact HUB Oakland
Tuition: $350-$250** To arrange alternative payment (i.e. check or paypal) please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Refund Policy: If you cannot attend, please email email@example.com at least 1 day before the 1st scheduled class. No refunds will be given if we have less than 24 hour notice.