What is the Role of White People in Anti-Racism? (Part 1 of SURJ’s Intro to Anti-Racism mini-series)
Wednesday September 9, 6–8.30pm
*ASL interpretation will be available for this workshop*
For white folks, unlearning racism, and learning how to be better anti-racists is lifelong work and learning. This can be hard work, but it is also amazingly rewarding. To help facilitate this learning, SURJ is organizing a mini-series on Introduction to Anti-Racism. This will be a three-part workshop series: September 9, September 23, and October 7 (save the dates!). These workshops are, of course, not the be-all and end-all of anti-racism; they are designed to provide a base for white folks who are new to this kind of work, yet want to learn more and get more involved in the struggle for anti-racism and decolonization.
This first workshop will be facilitated by white members of SURJ and will focus on the role of white people in accountable anti-racist work. It has been developed in collaboration with mentors of colour. The other two workshops will be hosted by rad folks of colour in the community. Part 2 will be facilitated by Black, Muslim educator Rania El Mugammar on September 23, and Part 3 will be facilitated by Mohawk educator Dawn Maracle. (We strongly encourage participants to attend all three parts, but if that’s not possible, you’re still welcome to come to any session that you can).