Workshop: Anti-Racist On-Ramp: A Conversation for White People will be held at Cummins Room
Workshop: Anti-Racist On-Ramp: A Conversation for White People
(a.k.a. “Revolution Is Not a One-Time Event” Workshop)
Please join us for a conversation on how white people can thoughtfully engage in anti-racism work!
In this moment, many white people are answering the call to racial justice action and showing up for their first march, contacting elected officials, and generally getting engaged for the first time.
Well-meaning white people may be confused or not understand anger they may encounter as they enter contemporary anti-racism work. Does this sound like you? Do you have questions about why people get mad when someone says “All lives matter,” “I’m colorblind,” or “Nation of immigrants”? Does the statement, “If it’s not intersectional feminism, it’s white supremacy” leave you a little baffled and/or nervous? This group is designed for you!
This will be an appropriate space for you to ask the questions you’ve always wanted to, but have been afraid, to ask. Organizers Katherine and Shari will share their stories and experiences, and participants will have opportunities to share theirs with partners or in small groups. You will also receive resources for further action, growth, and engagement.
This workshop will be led by: Katherine Parent and Shari Seifert, anti-racist activists and organizers, both are involved in their congregations (Shari at Calvary Lutheran and Katherine at Redeemer Lutheran) with the local group Multi-faith Antiracism Change and Healing (MARCH) and#decolonizeLutheranism. Denise Konen, First Universalist Church member will be there to welcome you with coffee, tea and snacks and offer opportunities to engage at First Universalist Church.
Free; please register with Sandy DiNanni by emailing email@example.com or calling 612-825-1701.