Racism and White Privilege Workshop Series – Sundays Noon – 2pm, Feb 10 – April 7 (No Meeting March 31), UUCW Fellowship Hall/Sanctuary

 

Audio from the 2/24/19 workshop:

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!!!

The March 31st Racism and White Privilege workshop with Ken Wagner will not take place that day so participants in the series can attend the lecture by Deb Irving at the downtown UU Church on Main Street in Lincoln Square at 1 pm .Ms Irving is the author of Waking Up White.  Her work complements Ken Wagner's work.

The final workshop in Ken's racism series will be held on Sunday April 7th at 12:30  in the sanctuary of the UU Church of Worcester at Holden St.

Please make note of these changes.  We hope to see you at these events.

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Worcester is offering a FREE eight week series of workshops on

RACISM and WHITE PRIVILEGE.

DESCRIPTION: These workshops are primarily focused on helping white people understand the racial component of their identity, and how to live with authenticity and integrity as a white person in a society grounded in white supremacy.

Racism is the source of much confusion among white folks because there are so many definitions and conceptions of what it is and what it is not.  We work through what the role of white people can or should be in racial justice movements, and what it means to be in solidarity with people of color and what it looks like to exhibit ally behavior.  Our format is highly interactive, we break down into small groups and we discuss situations and responses - ie - things we commonly hear but are sometimes frustrated in responding to in an effective fashion.

We will form a covenant in the beginning to assure emotional safety and guidelines for interactions.  Part of this covenant is to commit to coming to all/most of the sessions since each workshop builds on previous ones.

DATES: Sundays 12 noon - 2 pm on Feb 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24, April 7.

PLACE: The Fellowship Hall - Unitarian Universalist Church of Worcester  90 Holden St at Shore Drive, next to Bancroft School (Workshop will take place in Sanctuary on February 17 and March 17).

LEADER: Ken Wagner is a Unitarian Universalist who has long been involved in the fight for racial justice.  He is a founding member of the New England Region's Antiracism/ Anti-oppression Team. He is currently president of Allies for Racial Equality and travels throughout New England to discuss issues of race and white supremacy.

COST: These workshops are FREE!

Please come!  It promises to be a dynamic, insightful and skill-enriching experience! THANK YOU!