Monday, February 27, 2012

Unmasking Whiteness - June 2012

Please help spread the word to those who might be interested!

AWARE-LA is happy to announce that we are offering our 4th annual workshop series on building white anti-racist practice and community in an intensive 4-day institute designed specifically for white people.

The institute will run from Thursday, June 28th through Sunday, July 1st 2012 and will take place on the downtown Los Angeles, Mount St. Mary's College, Doheny campus.

The cost for attendance is only $200 (before March 31st) in order to ensure that it's accessible to grass roots organizers, students, and those without institutional funding. A limited number of partial scholarships are available (see our info sheet for details).

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
Please visit the main page to download our information sheet and flyer.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Shelly,
    Hello, there, Shelly! I will for sure spread the word among my numerous dearest and darling white friends in my life about this super Unmasking Whiteness Conference coming up later this year in June!!!!! I am so, so blessed by you, Shelly, and by all of the other white allies and advocates, as each and every one of you work so diligently toward ending white privilege, racist inequities, racism, prejudice, oppresion, and discrimination! I am so, so very appreciative of each and every one of you, and I am so especially blessed by all of you!!!!!
    As the 50-year-old black/African-American woman and lesbian who I am, I will for always have hope in you, Shelly, and in other white people that we all can work together toward effective change in making our society, country, and world to be a much better and fairer place for everyone! Thank-you, thank-you so, so very dearly and so, so very kindly, Shelly, and AwareLA, and each and every one of you!!!!! Blessings so, so much to you, Shelly, for always!!!!!
    Sincerely always,
    Sherry Gordon