WORKSHOPS

RACISM:  POWER, PRIVILEGE, POISON AND PROMISING POSSIBILITIES

Participants explore America’s relationship with racism by examining its history, laws and institutional practices. Terms which are important in examining the ongoing realities of racism are discovered. The workshop explores who has had power, and what has been done throughout American history to maintain it. Participants are invited to explore their personal experiences with questions of ethnicity and race. In addition, during the workshop, participants learn about institutional practices that have shaped how various citizens are able to participate in the nation, how racism has affected Black people and how to define and distinguish white supremacy and white privilege, i.e. ethnically based inequalities. Finally, tools for dismantling racism and methods for creating a more promising future are shared. (Because of the intense nature of the workshop, the number of participants is limited to 16.)

STUDENTS TALK ABOUT RACE.

This is a workshop that was developed for high school students. Focuses on issues of inclusion and exclusion, power and what can be done are addressed in this workshop.

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