Friday, March 24, 2017

Great opportunity for white anti racists

Book Workshop Series Facilitated by Laurel Finn and Laurie O’Donnell
10-week, sequential series designed for white people to forward anti-racism work. We connect the book with dialog and experiential activities, by exploring the white experience.
Goals of the Series
- Build a community with a shared understanding of privilege, whiteness, and racism
- Increase your ability to begin, support, and progress racial justice work
- Develop leadership capacity around issues of diversity, inclusion, and race

Testimonials from past group members:
I was impressed with both the course content and with the way that Laurel and Laurie facilitated. Laurel and Laurie brought honesty, knowledge, and humanity to our meetings. I'd taken other racial justice classes, but this one felt different. I appreciated the specific focus on whiteness and privilege, and that there were opportunities each week to practice ‘walking the talk.’ There was lots of learning, sure, but each piece also had an element of doing. That seems essential for those who want to not just understand racism but who also want to affect change.”

The Witnessing Whiteness class has truly been a life-changing and humbling experience! I have always thought of myself as a "good white person." And while I do try to do good in my community, I cannot discount or ignore the role my white privilege has played and continues to play in my interactions with friends, neighbors, and community members of color. Frankly, my privilege has allowed me not to even think about it. I honestly believe that every white person in Madison needs to take this class before attempting to step up and interrupt racism in our community. Laurel and Laurie facilitate the class with compassion, honesty, and thoughtful insight. I cannot recommend the class highly enough!”

Dates Time Location
Monday April 24th 6:00-8:15pm First Baptist Church
Tuesdays in May (2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th) 518 N Franklin Ave
Wednesdays in June (7th, 14th, 21st, 28th) Madison, WI  53705
The series is free and is limited to 30 participants. To register, please email Laurel at by April 10th.

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