Introduction to Anti-Racism for White People
Our collective work for racial justice calls people with different identities to engage in different ways. Communities of color have specifically asked White people to take initiative and responsibility for their own education. This course will help White people at All Souls cultivate self-awareness, learn critical mindsets and skills for engaging in racial justice transformation, and develop relationships with other White people for mutual accountability and support. This class is intended to complement and prepare people for the Jubilee training; it is not a replacement. Led by Jennifer Langer Smith and Rev. Rob Keithan. Four Mondays (June 7, 14, 21, 28), 7:00-9:00 pm.
Testimony from previous participants:
This course offered a safe and supportive place to delve into our own experiences and how they shaped us – yet with an emphasis on learning and growing. It provided thoughts and tools that I will continue to explore in my own journey toward anti-racism, as well as in addressing systemic racism. –PS
This was my first antiracist course of any type, and I was nervous about being judged. As usual, I was reminded that All Souls is a safe space to learn. –Anonymous
I thought I knew all about racism and did not consider myself to be a racist but taking this class showed me I still have a lot to learn and work to do on myself. –CL
I feel so much gratitude for the work our group did in this course. The facilitators created a safe and spiritually supportive space for participants to learn and explore key aspects of racism. This process of personal reflection and group sharing along with enlightening course materials by antiracist scholars helped me better understand how I can address my own racism and feel more confident in identifying and working against racism in my community. –SC