What is the Work of Being Anti-Racist in 2021?
Whether you are just learning about what it means to be anti-racist or you have been working on this for decades, this 4 part workshop on the history of racism and what is at stake as we re-imagine our culture is for you.
We will spend four sessions, each 2 hours long, to:
* Gain a basic understanding of how whiteness is constructed in our world
* Ground ourselves in what is our own interest in fighting for racial justice
* Understand how white supremacy culture and burnout impacts our ability to build power through organizing
* Establish the Ongoing Work of Being Anti-Racist
This series is designed to explore how racism impacts our lives personally, in our faith communities, within VIA and the broader VT community. It is also designed to be lay a foundation for further conversations beyond our time together.
Note that each session builds on the other and if you are unable to make more than 1 session, please consider not registering until we offer it again. Registration is limited to the first 20 people. There is a $25 participation fee. Please contact Melissa@viavt.org if you have any questions.
Sept 20th - Whiteness and White Supremacy Culture
Oct 4th - Dreaming of a Self Beyond Whiteness
Oct 18th - White Supremacy in Our Organizing
Oct 25th - Calling Each Other In