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How to Dismantle the Racial Hierarchy: A Workshop for White People

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Urban League/Wells Fargo Historic Springfield Community Learning Center

1601 N. Main Street, 2nd Floor

Jacksonville, FL 32206

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CHECK OUT OUR NEW DATE! This workshop is for white people who want to challenge the racism around them -- and in their own heads and hearts -- and who are searching for a way to strengthen their work for racial justice. It's for white folks who already do anti-racism work and want to develop their skills and deepen their approach. And, it's for white folks who want a better understanding of how white privilege and racism operate in society and inside of them.

The workshop is facilitated by white people for white people. Our two facilitators bring years of experience, deep knowledge of structural racism, and a passion for creating change.


Michael Burkart has been consulting with a focus on diversity training since 1990. He has worked for a wide variety of corporate, public, and non-profit clients including Shell Oil, Cigna, Kroger Foods, Wachovia Bank, National Park Service, Fleet Bank, Penske, the Federal Trade Commission, EPA, USPS, public housing authorities, and various state agencies. Michael held a teaching position at Antioch New England Graduate School for seven years. He has a doctorate in Behavioral Studies from Boston University and he is a past member of National Training Laboratories.

Bobbie O’Connor has almost 50 years of personal and professional experience as a social justice activist. She was born in south Alabama and came of age during the days of George Wallace, Bull Connor, Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr. From the depths of this struggle emerged a strong voice and a commitment to live a life of service which fosters equality for all. Bobbie uses her voice, her time, her energy and life’s blood to meet this commitment – one step at a time.

This is a repeat of a training held in January. 100% of participants stated that they would recommend the training to others. Assessments showed that those who experienced the training came away with:

  • A heightened awareness of the history of structural racism and the continued impact today

  • Improved skills in tracking, intervention, and personal empowerment

  • Increased confidence in taking initiative to undermine structural racism

  • A sense of belonging by engaging with a community of white and waking individuals who are committed to making a difference

Cost of $75 includes training, materials, continental breakfast, and lunch. If cost presents an obstacle for you, please be in touch.

Please contact bobbie@whiteandwoke.org with any questions.

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