How to Talk about Anti-Black Racism - Holiday edition

This training is created for white people who want to practice talking about anti-black racism with family members and friends. As state violence against Black people continues, along with the growth of the powerful BlackLivesMatter movement, white people need to develop skills to effectively discuss the ways anti-black racism shows up. 

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As white people, many of us have been socialized to not talk about race or racism. It is challenging to respond effectively to racist comments, or use our relationships with other white people to bring them more deeply into racial justice work. We also know that we must speak up and take responsibility for our people. 

This time of year, many of us gather with family and long-time friends, creating opportunities to address anti-black racism with those we know best. Sometimes, the people we love are those with whom it is most difficult to address issues about which we disagree.

Join us to practice, compare notes, and learn and exchange strategies for what's been effective in making these conversations more successful, and equipping participants to address anti-black racism. Please note that this space is being designed specifically to support white people who are working to have these conversations. We believe that multi-racial spaces are critical for collaboration and relationships. This training is created and facilitated by leaders of the DC chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ).

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December 19, 2015 at 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Washington Ethical Society
7750 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20012
United States
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Surj Dc · · 612-310-0087

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