NEWS AND EVENTS

Upcoming Workshops for White People Wanting to Do Our Own Work: Unlearning Racism and Fostering Racial Justice.

I will be facilitating three workshops this fall in NYC in partnership with Focusing International and the Stony Point Center.
These workshops are intended to support white people in becoming more conscious, competent, and committed to working for racial justice. Many white people are well-intentioned yet seek additional awareness, knowledge, and skills to more effectively engage in cross-race relationships and anti-racism efforts.   These experiential, interactive workshop provide a supportive and non-judgmental environment to explore racism on personal and structural levels. They will include videos, personal reflections, small and large group discussions and activities, and presentations.
We are offering 3 workshops that can be taken individually or as a set. 
1) Oct. 3, 2017: A 2 ½ hour introductory workshop that provides some exploration of core concepts.
2) Nov. 4, 2017: Part 1- A day-long workshop focused on systemic racism and its impact on whites and people of color
3) Nov. 5, 2017: Part 2- A day-long workshop focused on individual and interpersonal racism.
People are encourage to take the full weekend workshop, Parts 1 and 2. 
To register & for more information: https://tinyurl.com/doing-our-own-work
email: Melinda@focusinginternational.org or  call: 845-304-5616
Doing Our Own Work Flyer, Fall 2017
 
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VIsit to Japan in February 2017
I was pleased to be invited back to Japan by Makiko Deguchi from Sophia University in Tokyo to celebrate the publication of the translation of my book, Promoting Diversity and Social Justice: Educating People from Privileged Groups into Japanese. Dr. Deguchi along with colleagues and graduate students have been working for years on this project. Dr. Deguchi is doing pioneering work on educating about privilege in Japan.
I was invited to do a keynote and several workshops:
Keynote at Center of Global Democracy Symposium, Sophia University, Tokyo: "Developing Competencies for Diversity and Social Justice in an Increasingly Globalized World".
Workshop at SIETAR Japan Conference: Understanding and Addressing Resistance to Social Justice Issues from People in Privileged Groups.
What Does it Mean to be an Ally? Book Talk for Promoting Diversity and Social Justice Educating People from Privileged Groups (Japanese translation). Sophia University.
Workshop for Diversity Trainers and Activists, Osaka
 
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DOING OUR OWN WORK
Learning, Healing, and Acting for Racial Justice:
A Workshop for White People Who Want to End Racism
Facilitated by Diane J. Goodman, Ed.D.
Learning—about the system of racism and how it impacts white people and people of color
Healing—from guilt and shame and the messages that erode our full humanity
Acting—to be more effective allies and work in solidarity with people of color for racial justice
Numerous events over the past few years have brought to the fore the racism that still permeates our society. They have generated conversations and actions for change. Many white people want to be part of this process but feel uncertain about how to do so or do so effectively. This workshop is intended to support white people in becoming more conscious, competent, and committed to working for racial justice. It is an invitation to explore what it means to be white and engage in efforts for racial equity. Specifically we will consider:
1) The historical roots of how “whiteness” was created.
2) The history of how racism in government and institutional policies and practices created some of the racial inequality that still impacts us today.
3) How white people benefit from racism but are also harmed by it and what we have to gain from racial justice.
4) Ways we can act to challenge racism and support efforts for greater racial equity.
5) Next steps in our journey in unlearning racism and creating racial justice.
Why a workshop geared for white people? People of color have called on white people to educate each other so they don’t always have to do so. This workshop is particularly designed for white people so we can do our own work. With greater awareness and knowledge we can better show up for racial justice in multi-racial contexts.
Please join me and others for this exciting and challenging day. In a supportive and non-judgmental environment, the workshop will include videos, personal reflections, small and large group discussions and activities, and presentations. Please feel free to contact me for more information. For those of you who have attended previous workshops I have offered, there will be new content and new opportunities for reflection and discussion.
Day: Sat. Dec. 3, 2016
Time: 9:00am-4:30pm
Location: Grace Church, 130 1st Ave. Nyack, NY 10960
Suggested Donation: $30.00 (No one turned away based on ability to pay.)
To register and for more information: email: drdianegoodman@gmail.com or call: 845-358-9181.
Registration is required and space is limited.
Bio: Diane Goodman is a white woman who for over 30 years has been working on racial and social justice issues as an educator and activist. Diane trains and consults nationally and internationally and has taught at several Universities. She is the author of the book, Promoting Diversity and Social Justice: Educating People from Privileged Groups (2nd ed., 2011) and co-editor of Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice (3rd ed., 2016) and other publications. For more info see her website: www.dianegoodman.com