Unmasking Whiteness

10 Dec

Just back from the National Association of Independent Schools’ People of Color Conference with lots to blog about, but still getting my feet on the ground and playing catch up back here on the West Coast.

So just a quick professional and personal growth opportunity announcement:

The Unmasking Whiteness Institute will be happening July 24-27th, 2014 in Los Angeles. Here is more info from my esteemed (and fabulous) colleague, author of Witnessing Whiteness and institute facilitator Shelly Tochluk:

Unmasking Whiteness – A Summer Institute
AWARE-LA is happy to announce we are offering our 6th annual workshop series on building white anti-racist practice and community in an intensive 4-day institute designed specifically for white people. This institute is intended to help white people deepen their understanding of their relationship to white privilege and create a more effective anti-racist practice. Please pass this email on to your self-identifying white colleagues who might be interested!

The institute will run from Thursday, July 24th through Sunday, July 27th, 2014 and will take place on the downtown Los Angeles, Mount St. Mary’s College, Doheny campus. The cost for attendance is only $225 for the full 4-day institute.

This series invites white people to deepen their self-awareness and build community with other white people taking up work for racial justice. Through personal reflection, small and large group dialogue, and experiential activities, this institute invites the exploration of subjects such as:

  • The meaning of whiteness
  • White privilege and multiple identities
  • How to resolve guilt and shame
  • Institutional racism
  • Development of an anti-racist practice and identity

The registration application is available at: http://awarela.org/projects/2014-unmasking-whiteness/
Contact Shelly Tochluk at stochluk@msmc.la.edu for more information.

Shelly is also offering:

Witnessing Whiteness – A Workshop Series
Is your community committed to…

  • Developing authentic relationships across race?
  • Supporting racial justice initiatives?

A free, downloadable comprehensive workshop series is now available for groups interested in exploring their relationship to race and privilege.

Detailed, chapter-by-chapter agendas aligned with the book WITNESSING WHITENESS allow local facilitation teams to augment their leadership capacity as they lead book groups through an 11-part workshop series aligned with the recently
released second edition.

Topics include:

  • Why Pay Attention to Race?
  • Culture, Tradition, and Appropriation
  • Authentic Relationships
  • History of White Anti-racism
  • Racial Identity
  • Privilege and Multiple Social Identities
  • Transformative Relationships
  • Racial Scripts
  • Self-Evaluation and Goal Setting
  • Cultural Change
  • Group Goal Setting

Workshop agendas and resource documents to implement the series available for free download at www.witnessingwhiteness.com. Also, visit the website for more information regarding the workshop series’ development, book orders, and author’s contact information.

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