Two Week Sunday Series: Disrupting Our Whiteness

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***THIS ONLINE WORKSHOP IS A TWO-WEEK SERIES TO DIVE DEEPER INTO INTERRUPTING RACISM AND MOVING THROUGH SHAME***


DATES AND TIME:

Session One: Sunday, January 13th 5:00-7:00pm PST // 8:00-10:00pm EST

Session Two: Sunday, January 20th, 5:00-7:00pm PST // 8:00-10:00pm EST

*There is also a Wednesday Series Available. CLICK HERE for more details. *


Join Dylan Wilder Quinn and Jennie Pearl for a relational workshop series on interrupting racism and moving through shame. While this webcast is geared towards white identified people, all racial identities are welcome.


SPACE IS LIMITED to 10 participants in order to build deeper relationships and offer more personalized attention. Until we are addressing our own individualized trauma stories around race, all of our work to undo racism will be surface-level. We use smaller groups to dive deeper and do personal work that we believe will result in an actual cultural shift towards ending racism.


MORE ABOUT THIS SPECIFIC SERIES:

  • Build longer-term connection with white people in a smaller, more intimate group setting, and to feel the benefits of diving deeper with each other over two weeks.
  • Use self-inquiry to explore your own relationship to shame, conflict, and mistakes, and draw connections with how that relates to interrupting racism when you see it happen
  • Share strategies and support around speaking up in real time and creating a more equitable culture in your community.
  • Spend dedicated time each week addressing whatever is most urgent for you in your life around disrupting your whiteness.


MORE ABOUT ONGOING DISRUPTING OUR WHITENESS PROGRAMMING:

In this series, we will:

  • Create community to dismantle the myth that we can do this work alone or in isolation.

  • Share resources and resilience skills and create belonging for each other so that People of Color don’t have to do this labor

  • Undo our internalized whiteness as we do this work

  • Process and work through questions around racism as they come up in our day-to-day lives (so that we’re not putting this labor on POC)

  • Support each other so that we stay in this work

  • Use mindfulness and embodiment to create long term resilience and anti-racist patterns in our bodies.


This workshop series is for you if:

  • You are feeling shame and guilt around privilege and racism.

  • You've done some work around understanding racism and privilege, but want support around acting on your anti-racist values.
  • You have fear of harming People of Color with your questions, confusion, or lack of knowledge.

  • You feel like you are the only white person in the room caring about undoing racism.

  • You've noticed racism in yourself and/or your community and you were not sure what to do.

  • You sometimes feel isolated and want to find other people in this work to connect with.

While dismantling systems, we also need to be building the world we want to live in. For us white folks, this also involves us taking on the labor of supporting and building skills with each other so that we are centering POC-led movements instead of burdening them with our whiteness. Through this process we will also find wholeness and community.


What to expect:

  • Two 2-hour Zoom calls
  • Question-based inquiry to reflect on how racism is showing up in our lives
  • Growing resilience to discomfort
  • Grounding and centering practices for resilience
  • Partner and full group work
  • Somatic work around noticing and undoing how racism lives in our bodies.
  • Reflections around next-steps and strategies to stay engaged

***All Sessions will be Recorded and all Participants have access to the recordings ***

***Space is Limited***


Payment and Registration:

The true cost of this workshop is $80 which supports Dylan and Jennie doing this work sustainably over the long term. Pay more if you are able, as it directly allows us to offer this work at accessible rates. We are committed to offering a sliding scale, particularly for LGBTQIA folks, people with disabilities, and people with low income. Please get in touch with us if you are also in need of further scholarship. We want you in this work!


We will give 10% of our funds raised will go to Aaron and Porsha’s fundraiser. All workshops that focus on working with white folks on our anti-racism involve a 10% donation to organizations and individuals whose lives are marginalized by racism every day. For more info click here.


About the Facilitators:

Dylan Wilder Quinn (they/he/she) has been facilitating and educating groups for 16 years. They look to connect deeply with everyone who is wanting to create a different world that we know is possible, based in justice and connection. In addition to their teachers and colleagues (listed on their website), they have found that their combination of life experiences - as a long-term childhood abuse survivor, and living as a trans, non-binary, disabled person from working class background navigating oppression daily, and as a white person navigating their oppressor identity daily - is helpful to do the crucial work of working with people across intersections to heal while centering the needs and justice for marginalized people in a trauma-informed and survival-informed way. They are also an anti-oppression consultant and healer using mindfulness and neurobiology to overcome trauma and oppressive cultural patterns. Read more at www.dylanwilderquinn.com.

Jennie Pearl (she/her) is an anti-oppression facilitator, yoga teacher, and bodyworker, bridging the gap between social justice and healing. She believes relationship is key to dismantling oppressive systems. As a cis-gendered, heterosexual white woman, Jennie aims to build bonds with other white folks and invite them to stay in the fight for justice and equity for a lifetime. She is the founder of Wake Up, a group for white-identified people to unlearn racism, unpack privilege, and untangle white supremacy from the inside out. They explore how yoga and meditation can help them commit to and sustain the work without spiritual bypassing or diminishing racial justice. Jennie collaborates with a core team of facilitators at Holistic Resistance, whose mission is to build connection as the foundation of all of their work. Read more at www.jenniepearl.com.


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Since this workshop centers whiteness and white people, though with the ultimate goal of re-centering POC liberation and the end of white supremacy, we also want to offer POC-centric spaces that are also doing this work:

Multiple offerings from Andréa Renee Johnson: www.andrearanae.com

Desiree Lynn Adaway's Freedom School: http://desireeadaway.com/freedom-school/

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