White People Challenging Racism: 20th Anniversary Symposium

October 6, 2019

White People Challenging Racism

56 Brattle St
Cambridge MA 02138

October 6, 2019
10:00am – 4:00pm

Sunday, October 6, 10am-4pm, 56 Brattle Street
$75 Tuition
Tuition includes coffee, lunch, and snacks

Since its first run at CCAE in the fall of 1999, more than 1,500 people have taken the White People Challenging Racism (WPCR) workshop at venues throughout New England and beyond. The symposium is an opportunity to gather with WPCR alumni, current and former WPCR co-facilitators, and other interested people, to share the challenges we’ve faced, our questions, and our successes.

  • Learn about Restorative Economics as a path to racial justice from keynote speaker, Nwamaka Agbo
  • Listen to the moderated panel discussion with Q & A
  • Join break-out sessions on specific topics you’re itching to discuss
  • Find inner strength and collective power to stay present and keep focus under the guidance of Sadada Jackson
  • Learn about the long awaited WPCR Part 2
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Keynote Speaker - Nwamaka Agbo

Nwamaka Agbo is a Restorative Economics practitioner, bringing a solutions-oriented approach to her project management consulting. With a background in organizing, electoral campaigns, policy and advocacy on racial, social and environmental justice issues, Nwamaka supports projects that build resilient, healthy and self-determined communities rooted in shared prosperity. Nwamaka is also a Senior Fellow at the Movement Strategy Center and a 2017 Fellow for the RSF Integrated Capital Fellowship Program. Nwamaka previously served as the Director of Programs at EcoDistricts leading Target Cities – a program to support 11 neighborhood-scale sustainable urban regeneration projects across North American committed to equitable economic development. As the Director of Programs at Transform Finance, Nwamaka helped to design and launch the inaugural Transform Finance Institute for Social Justice leaders. The Institute was created to educate and train social justice community leaders about how to best leverage impact investments to deepen their social impact for transformative social change.

Learn more about Nwamaka and Restorative Economics at https://www.nwamakaagbo.com/.

Sadada Jackson

Sadada is a student of practice who lives in her body and vacations in her mind. A trained and practiced educator, professional and human developer, she has over 15 years of experience teaching and facilitating in public schools, higher educations, and nonprofits. She holds a B.A. in Theatre with a Minor in English and a M.Ed. in Secondary Education from UMass Boston and a Master’s of Theological Studies from Harvard with a focus in Indigenous traditions. In 2008 she learned her 200-hour yoga teacher training certificate in Therapeutic Hatha yoga. She has a freelance coaching/consulting practice. The aim of her work is to create the causes and conditions for ethical practices and structures for educators and leaders by working from the inside out.

About White People Challenging Racism

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White People Challenging Racism: Moving from Talk to Action (WPCR) brings people together to examine white privilege and racism in order to galvanize them to anti-racist action. Our mission is to provide people with tools and resources to challenge and change attitudes and actions that perpetuate racism. While our focus is on white people’s role in dismantling racism, our courses are open to everyone who is committed to achieving racial justice.

Learn more at wpcr-boston.org.