Public Workshops

Doing Our Own Work: White People Learning, Healing, and Acting for Racial Equity*
 
WINTER 2023 WORKSHOPS

 

Understanding Racism and Ourselves as White: The Basics (or how to feel less uncomfortable and stupid about race)

 

    • Are you confused about what’s OK to say related to race?

    • Do you wonder why we still see racial inequalities?

    • Do you want to have better relationships with people of color?

    • Do you want to better understand racial issues and dynamics?

These sessions are particularly helpful for people new to exploring race and racism.

Jan. 23 - Racial Socialization: How we’ve learned racism and what it means to be white

Jan 30 - Systemic Racism: Understanding the past to understand the present

Feb. 6 - Creating Change: What you can do to advance racial equity

These workshops are being held on Mondays from 6:30-8pm EST.

Continuing the Journey

Feb. 13 - Implicit Bias and Microaggressions: Identifying our unconscious biases and how they show up

Feb. 27- Addressing Racial Microaggressions: Tools for responding and apologizing

March 6 – Talking with Other White People about Racism: Strategies for more constructive conversations

March 13 - How Racism Harms White People and What We Have to Gain from Unlearning and Eliminating It: Exploring Our Shared Liberation

These workshops are being held on Mondays from 6:30-8pm EST.

 

READY FOR A DEEPER DIVE

March 19 - Aligning Our Behavior with Our Values: Working through Beliefs and Behaviors that Get in Our Way

This workshop will be held Sunday 3-6pm EDT.

People can attend just one or all of the sessions. They will not be recorded.

These workshop are intended for white-identified people who are seeking to better understand racism and whiteness and develop their capacity to be more effective agents for racial equity. These live, virtual workshops are experiential and interactive, providing a supportive and non-judgmental environment to explore racism on personal and structural levels. They are an opportunity not just to gain content knowledge but do the personal work to embody the learnings. Workshops will include presentation, media, personal reflection, mindfulness practices, and small and whole group discussion. After each workshop, participants will receive some additional resources to continue the learning.

Suggested donation: $10/workshop. $25.00 for 3-hour workshop on March. 19 No one turned away based on ability to pay. Facilitated by Diane J. Goodman, Ed.D. www.dianegoodman.com

Register here.

Zoom link and payment information will be provided to those registered shortly before the workshop.

For more information, email drdianegoodman@gmail.com.

If you are not able to attend these workshops but are interested in attending at another time or would like me to come to your community or organization, please let me know.

*Why workshops for white people? People of color have called on white people to educate each other so they don’t always have to. These workshops are designed particularly for white people so we can do our own work without relying on people of color to teach us or take care of us. As we become more conscious and skilled, we can more productively engage in multi-racial contexts and create more authentic relationships across race.

PREVIOUS  workshops offered have included:
The Fundamentals of Understanding Racism and Ourselves as White

This workshop will provide some foundational work on understanding race, racism, and whiteness.  It will review some key concepts and terminology, discuss systemic as well as personal racism, provide opportunities to reflect on our own racial identities and experiences, and identify ways to continue the process of unlearning racism and fostering racial equity. The workshop will address

A brief history of racism and whiteness—how the past shapes the present
Racial socialization—how we learn the significance of race and what it means to be white
How race, racism, and whiteness impact our daily lives
Next steps in unlearning racism and supporting racial equity

A Deeper Dive into Racism, Whiteness, and Racial Equity
If you’re wondering:

  • How can I become aware of and change my patterns of behavior that interfere with my commitment to anti-racism?
  • How do other white people navigate challenging situations regarding race and racism?
  • What should I do when…….?

This workshop will address:

  • How we have internalized and enact whiteness
  • Ways we exhibit white fragility and other unproductive behaviors
  • How to engage more productively in cross-race relationships and work for racial justice
  • Next steps in our racial equity journey
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Doing Our Own Work: White People Learning, Healing, and Acting for Racial Equity*
New Workshop Series Starting January 30, 2022!
The Fundamentals of Understanding Racism and Ourselves as White

This workshop series is for white-identified people who are seeking some foundational work on understanding race, racism, and whiteness. These live, virtual workshops will provide a supportive and non-judgmental environment to explore racism on personal and structural levels. They are experiential and interactive, utilizing presentation, media, and small and large group discussions.

  • Racial Socialization—How we learned racism and how to be white (Jan. 30)
  • Systemic Racism: Past and Present—Understanding current racial inequalities (Feb. 13)
  • Implicit Bias and Microaggressions—How we internalize and enact racial bias (Feb. 27)
  • Patterns of White People that Perpetuate Racism—How to align our good intentions with our behavior (March 13)
  • Allyship and Creating Change—Ways to foster racial justice wherever we are (March 27)

All workshops will be held on Sundays from 3:00-5:00pm ET. They are being offered as a series so the workshops will build on each other but people can attend individual workshops.  A certificate of completion will be provided if all sessions are attended.  Workshops will not be recorded.

To register: https://forms.gle/2MbUCK9TPDqmGTmE7

A zoom link will be provided shortly before the workshop.

Suggested donation: $10/workshop. 

Exploring What it Means to Be White: Getting Grounded
If you’re wondering:

  • What do people mean by “whiteness” and “racial equity?"
  • Why do still we have such racial disparities after all these years?
  • What do race and racism have to do with me as a white person?

Beyond Racism 101: A Workshop for White People to More Deeply Explore Race, Whiteness, and Racial Equity

This workshop will address:

  1. Questions and challenges we face as we try to embody our racial equity values and vision.
  2. Ways we enact our internalized racial superiority and white privilege.
  3. How to be our most conscious and powerful selves in efforts for racial justice.

*Why workshops for white people? People of color have called on white people to educate each other so they don’t always have to. These workshops are designed particularly for white people so we can do our own work without relying on people of color to teach us or take care of us. As we become more conscious and skilled, we can more productively engage in multi-racial contexts and create more authentic relationships across race.