Healing Racism: Raising White Identity Consciousness

iChange Collaborative - We offer inclusivity consulting and training workshops to businesses, schools, community organizations, and government agencies.

Virtual Edition

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For white folks committed to racial justice

Come together in community to:

♦Find support in a thriving community of likeminded anti-racism activists.

♦Learn through sharing stories, ideas and resources.

♦Explore the impact of family and cultural conditioning on racial attitudes.

♦Get ready to rise to the challenge of our time.

To be better allies, advocates and accomplices to our friends and kin of color, we start by taking a look at ourselves. We focus on increasing  awareness of our own racial identity so we can better support others.

What challenges do you face as an anti-racist advocate?

We explore questions like “What does it means to be white?” “How does guilt get in the way?” “How can we guide productive conversations about race with other white people?” “How is our own white identity impacted by today’s polarized political climate?” “What is the path from colorblindness to race consciousness?” “How do we get there and how can we guide others?”

The White Folks Dismantling Racism Resource Group offers you the opportunity connect with likeminded people who share your commitment to racial equality and collaborate through sharing stories, experiences, ideas, and resources. People from a variety of settings and locations gather online to support each other’s development as race conscious human beings and anti-racist activists.

In this virtual forum, white folks assume greater responsibility for educating themselves (and each other) about race so they can take on the work of transforming society. Our facilitated conversations and accompanying resources offer ongoing encouragement to support and reinforce the race conscious work anti-racist white folks are called to do.

Meeting Dates

Thursday, July 23, 2020 @5:30 – 6:45 pm EST

Thursday, August 27, 2020 @5:30 – 6:45 pm EST

Thursday, September 24, 2020 @5:30 – 6:45 pm EST

Thursday, October 22, 2020 @5:30 – 6:45 pm EST

Thursday, November 19, 2020 @5:30 – 6:45 pm EST

Thursday, January 28, 2021 @ 5:30 – 6:45 pm EST

Facilitated by Martha Caldwell and Kelly Lyn

Martha Caldwell, iChange co-founder, facilitates the group. Drawing on the power of story to make the impact of social identity visible, Martha guides conversations rarely broached, yet utterly compelling in their potential to stimulate growth and change. Her approach synthesizes elements of social emotional learning, inquiry method, and identity formation research. She has worked with students, educators, and parents in 50+ schools, as well as in businesses and nonprofit organizations. Her articles on identity and equity education have appeared in Middle School JournalIndependent School MagazineGreater Good Magazine, Youth Today, and EdWeek. She is the co-author of Let’s Get Real: Exploring Race, Class and Gender Identities in the Classroom (Routledge, 2017). For more information, contact Martha at Martha@ichangecollaborative.com or call (404) 5855-8552.

Kelly Lyn‘s journey as anti-racist began at an Outward Bound training in 2003 and has continued since to uncover her unconscious bias, become more effective when talking to racism skeptics, and to grow as a facilitator of brave spaces for young people and adults. She is a co-facilitator of Coming to The Table Atlanta and a coach for David Campt’s Effective Engagement School. Kelly’s career path as an educator began in 1997 and has followed her vision for what is possible in the world, rather than the expected. She has been a university professor, an Outward Bound Instructor, a life and career coach, an assistant principal of a middle school, and is currently the STEAM coordinator for a K-8 independent school. No matter who the students are or where a class is held – in a classroom, online, or in the wilderness – she believes in the power of inclusive, integrated, immersive, and hands-on learning to support effective social interactions and an engaged learning environment.

REGISTER NOW!

There’s no charge to register for the Healing Racism group. Just fill out the registration form and hit submit. Once you register, you’ll receive a schedule and link to our meetings.

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Very informative, uplifting and sets a positive platform for institutional change.

 
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