Saturday, May 11, 2013

Unmasking Whiteness 2013 - Space Available!

Please help spread the word to those who might be interested! Space is still available!

AWARE-LA is getting ready to offer our 5th 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 27th through Sunday, June 30th, 2013 and will take place on the downtown Los Angeles, Mount St. Mary's College, Doheny campus.

The cost for attendance is only $225 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! It is so, so fantastic reading your super blog post again! I have for sure been spreading the word about the Unmasking Whiteness 2013 conference to my dearest and darling white women sisterfriends and to other dear white people I know here where I live in Iowa City, Iowa! What a great conference and workshop this will be, as it has been in previous years! I am so, so very inspired as the 51-year-old black/African-American woman and lesbian woman who I am by you, Shelly, AwareLA, and by all of the other superb white antiracists activists everywhere! Each and every one of you work so diligently and do such sensitive, caring, productive, and excellent work! I thank each and every one of your everywhere in our society, country, and world so, so dearly and so, so kindly!

    Shelly, I have also been telling and sharing with my beloved, precious, and special white sisterfriends, as well as with other white people I know about your great and excellent website and blog, and about AWARELA, and that website! I am so heartened and blessed by all of the spectacular and fine work all of you do! All of you everywhere give my a much more increased faith, hope, and optimism! Thank-you, thank-you so, so dearly and so, so kindly, Shelly!

    I am thoroughly blessed and I benefit greatly from your marvelous and sensitive website and blog, Shelly! I am always so happy to check out your website, and to read your wonderful blog posts! I learn so much! Blessings so, so very much to your for always, Shelly!

    Sincerely always,

    Sherry Gordon