Examining Our Racism and Creating an Action Plan for Anti-Racist Work
By Editor | Jan 8 2018
IMCW encourages our community to participate in one or more of the following workshop series. All of these workshops explore issues of whiteness and racism, and work on developing action plans for continued anti-racism work.
Online White Awake Workshop Series - "Before We Were White: Ceremony and Ancestral Recovery for Anti-Racist Action", an Online Workshop Series presented by White Awake
Facilitators: Eleanor Hancock and Darcy Ottey
January 28-February 18, 5-7 p.m.
"Before We Were White" is an online workshop series presented by White Awake for white-identified people seeking greater emotional resilience in their work against racism and for a sustainable future. Together we will explore how ceremonial practice and ancestral identity help us challenge white supremacy as whole people.
Beyond Hesitation: An Anti-Racism Action Plan for White People: A Two-Part Anti-Racism Action Plan for White People, a new, free monthly program by One Thousand Arms
January 17, 7 p.m., February 21, 7 p.m., and March 21, 7 p.m. (all times E.T.)
Part 1 (workshops 1 and 2) is for people who are new to anti-racism work. It will start with ways of examining our own attitudes around whiteness, and move on to explore ways of improving our interactions with others.
Part 2 (workshop 3) is for people who have already done the internal work and are looking for concrete ways of taking action to dismantle systemic white supremacy.
A two-part online version of the action plan is also available here, and can be used by an individual or by groups. This is an action plan with concrete steps and benchmarks, for white people who are sincerely interested in dismantling white supremacy and don’t know what to do.
Part 1 is for people who are new to anti-racism work. It will start with ways of examining our own attitudes around whiteness, and move on to explore ways of improving our interactions with others.
Part 2 is for people who have already done the internal work and are looking for concrete ways of taking action to dismantle systemic white supremacy.
"Race and Dharma: Waking Up in the Racialized World Around You", a Barre Center for Buddist Studies 8-week online program with teachers Sabene Selassie, Brian Lesage, Erin Treat, JoAnna Hardy
March 29-May 23. Registration closes February 2.
How can we wake up from the delusion of not seeing racism, internalized oppression and unconscious bias? How do these patterns relate to the five aggregates of experience, and what are the connections between social realities and emptiness?
This new 8-week online course explores how the liberating teachings of the Buddha relate to the contemporary social issue of race. The facilitating teacher team of JoAnna Hardy, Sebene Selassie, Erin Treat, and Brian Lesage examines how the dharma can be applied to cultural separation and oppression.