White People Challenging Racism: Moving from Talk to Action - Part I

People of all racial identities are welcome to join us as we focus on the role of white people in dismantling racism and building a just society. In these workshops, we use a multi-pronged approach to growing both our understanding and our capacity for action. In part 1 we'll examine the impact of white privilege and how being unaware of that advantage helps perpetuate racism. We’ll discuss short readings, videos, podcasts and other materials to enhance our understanding. We will share everyday situations we have confronted and using role plays, work out effective ways to respond to and challenge racism. Each participant will develop a specific plan for challenging racism (in the workplace, organizations, community and personal circles) and will be encouraged to find other people in their lives who can provide support and serve as allies in implementing the plan.
Co-facilitators: Jane Appleyard Allen and Margaret Bad Warrior (Section 01); Jennifer Yanco and Nicole Chininis (Section 02)

Sections

WPCR-FA20.02

Start Date

October 5, 2020

Time

7:00pm

Location

Online

Cost

$150.00

Availability

0

5 Mondays, 7-9pm. Begins October 5.

This class will meet online using Zoom. The zoom link and information on how to join will be emailed to you.
If you register the day before the class begins or after the first date, please contact zoom@ccae.org for the link.

Instructors: Jennifer Yanco, Nicole Chininis

WPCR-FA20.01

Start Date

October 20, 2020

Time

6:00pm

Location

Online

Cost

$150.00

Availability

0

5 Tuesdays, 6-8pm. Begins October 20

This class will meet online using Zoom. The zoom link and information on how to join will be emailed to you.
If you register the day before the class begins or after the first date, please contact zoom@ccae.org for the link.

Instructors: Jane Appleyard Allen, Margaret Bad Warrior

Instructors

Jennifer Yanco

With the encouragement of CCAE’s Tracy Gibbs, Jennifer developed and facilitated the first White People Challenging Racism: Moving from Talk to Action workshop series at CCAE in the fall of 1999, mentoring new facilitators who have taught the workshop at various venues and who, in turn, have
mentored other new facilitators, in a continuing process of renewal and change. Jennifer grew up in the Pacific Northwest and spent much of the 70s and 80s in Africa — first as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Niger, experiences which forever changed her perspective on herself, the US, and the world. In the 90s she was on the staff of the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective, authors of Our Bodies, Ourselves, and from 2003 until 2018, served as the US director of the West African Research Association. Her book, Misremembering Dr. King: Revisiting the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., was published in January 2014. Jennifer is a long-time resident of Medford.

Nicole Chininis

Jane Appleyard Allen

Margaret Bad Warrior