Creating and Sustaining Connected Conversations about Whiteness

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Creating and Sustaining Connected Conversations about Whiteness

Leading Change!

By California Teacher Development Collaborative

When and where

Date and time

August 10 · 9am - August 11 · 2pm PDT



Refund Policy

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About this event

  • 1 day 5 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Whiteness and white supremacy culture were created by groups and are maintained by them. When white people come together to unlearn and challenge the systemic effects of whiteness, we can begin to dismantle white supremacy in ourselves, our schools, and our communities. Alone, white people (and educators) become overwhelmed, complacent, and distracted. Together, we find energy in shared learning and courage through shared vulnerability. Scholars, great thinkers, and educators of color have explained for centuries that white people have important work to do together to understand and address whiteness. And yet, creating and sustaining conversations about whiteness and what it means to be a white educator pose real challenges. Questions about how we draw people into the conversation, sustain the dialogue, and address the inevitable pitfalls of talking about whiteness quickly emerge.

In this two-day Summer Institute—led by Liza Gleason and Rob Wasielewski, who co-facilitate a group for white educators at Live Oak School in San Francisco—we will explore how to create and sustain the critical, reflective, and connected conversations about whiteness that our schools, students, families, and we, too, so desperately need. This workshop will help you grow your ability to engage other white educators at your school formally and informally. Whether you are hoping to start or continue to engage a group of white educators or simply want to get better at addressing whiteness in your everyday interactions with other white educators, this workshop will support your growth.

Themes we'll explore:

  • How understanding ourselves and forming connections are key to our facilitation of others
  • How whiteness itself impacts our ability to facilitate conversations about whiteness and how to address this as best we can
  • The skills and resources necessary to engage in ongoing work to bring change in Predominantly White Spaces (PWI’s)
  • A range of routines, exercises, and protocols that help structure meetings and conversations


This workshop is for white-identifying educators who facilitate white antiracist spaces, take part in these spaces, or are curious about building and sustaining critical conversations with other white educators in their schools and communities.


SESSION 1: August 10, 2023 | 9:00am - 2:00pm

SESSION 2: August 11, 2023 | 9:00am - 2:00pm


Life happens. We understand that there will be times when you cannot attend a workshop that you have registered and paid for. Registration may be transferred to a different person up to 7 days before a session. However refunds will not be given, and a session missed for any reason will not be refunded.

Below we have outlined our cancellation and refund policy, which we have in place to ensure the most accurate numbers when we secure well in advance locations, catering, and facilitators. Thank you for understanding.

For our ongoing programs or one-day intensives, refunds are available (less a $50 processing fee) up to 22 days before the scheduled starting date. We are unable to provide refunds for cancellations made 21 days or less prior to the first day of a workshop. A missed session that is part of an ongoing program is non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Please contact us by email as soon as you know you cannot attend a workshop.

You will receive a full refund if CATDC chooses to cancel this event.

About the organizer

The CATDC is a non-profit organization that provides opportunities for teachers to grow as professionals.

$900 – $1,675