$40 – $80

When We White Helpers Help POC: Mixing Good Intentions and White Privilege

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Irene Greene MSED / Greene Growth & Training LLC

The Well: Healing Arts Center

2100 First Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN 55404

View Map

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 30 days before event

Event description

Description

“When We White Helping Professionals Work with People of Color: Mixing Good Intentions, Good Practices and White Privilege.”

It is imperative that we white "progressive" and "liberal" helping professionals move beyond conversation and into meaningful systematic action.

What does actively working for Racial Justice mean in our professional and personal lives?

Many white socially conscious and caring helping professionals are wondering how to best support their clients who are People of Color.

So much of this stuff we white people don’t talk about or we don’t know how to talk about it or we are afraid to talk about it because we don’t want to show our racism or to "appear racist".

In this workshop we will overtly address the race dynamics for us non-People of Color when we are the helping professional working with a Person of Color. We will identify meaningful ways to actively commit to making concrete changes within the systems of which we work.

This workshop is grounded in the premises that racism exists, that all white people gain privilege from the systems of white supremacy, and that white people have an obligation and responsibility to understand and own our racism and privilege and, then, to actively work for racial justice. It is especially helpful if participants already have some understanding of their own privilege or are open to learning more about it. People who can join in these premises are welcome to attend.

This is an opportunity for white socially conscious mental health, medical, education, and social service providers to join together to create a supportive, informative, non-judgmental, confidential and frank space to:

-Talk openly about race, our whiteness and our personal and systematic privilege.
-Identify common race dynamic questions, worries, and issues that we may have, situations we have come across, and the mistakes that we white helpers often make when helping People of Color.
-Discuss common approaches, stereotypes and judgments that white well-intentioned people/professionals often have when working with People of Color.
-We will discuss the topics of White Liberalism, White Fragility, Cultural Appropriation, White Savior Complex, Intersectionality, Reparations and how these concepts influence our work as helping professionals, and how we will address them.
-We will also review information from People of Color about their experiences with well intentioned white people and white helping professionals and what they would want / need from us instead.

Dates:

Friday, February 9, 2018 at 1230-430pm -- Saturday, March 10, 830am-1230pm -- Tuesday, March 20 at 830am-12.30pm -- Tuesday, April 3, 830am-1230pm -- Saturday, May 12, 830-12330pm

Thursday, 1/11/18: 1230-430pm (sold out) / Saturday, 2/10/18: 830am-1230 (sold out)

Because of the nature of the topic and the more inter-active and experiential format that I use to do this particular version of the anti-racism workshop, space is limited to about 10 people.

Registration:

Fee: $80/person. Two additional rate options for those who need them: $60/person or $40/person. There are a few tickets available in each category. (No one is turned away for inability to pay.)
(If the option you request doesn't show up when you try to register, that means that option has been sold out. Contact Irene directly for information on how to still register or to be placed on the waiting list.)

Two ways to pay:
(1) Register & pay at this Eventbrite site. (Eventbrite will add on their fees.) Pay the full fee. Or choose an adjusted rate if needed.
(2) OR To avoid the Eventbrite fees, contact Irene for the Eventbrite registration coupon code. Then, complete your registration and enter the coupon code. Please note, to hold your spot, you will need to then send a check for your full payment to Irene. Your spot is confirmed when your payment is received.

Facilitated by: Irene Greene MSED / Greene Growth & Training LLC (More information below.)

CEU forms to submit to your boards for CEUs will be available. (Typically 3.5-4 CEUs have been granted. Check with your board to confirm your board's particular requirements for acceptance, CEU allotment for workshop hours provided, etc.)
General points about the workshop content and format:
1. In this workshop, our diversity, in all of its forms, is nurtured, valued and celebrated; including, though not limited, to sexual, affectional, gender, spiritual, racial, class, age, educational, employment, size, ability and familial diversity.
2. This workshop will incorporate lecture, group discussion, personal reflection time, and (optional) personal sharing. Folders with handouts, worksheets and a bibliography, as well as healthy snacks and refreshments, will be provided.

Profits are donated to African American Equity in Education Project 333 Washington Ave N • Suite 300 • Mpls, MN 55402 and MN Indian Women's Resource Center 2300 15th Avenue South, Mpls, MN 55404

Facilitated by: Irene Greene MSED / Greene Growth & Training LLC
Irene has 29+ years as a therapist, wellness and relationship coach, community organizer, and educator. She is the Chair of the MN LGBTQ+ Therapists Network, a trainer in compassion fatigue, resilience, oppression fatigue and white privilege, and is a past member of the steering committee for MN Women in Psychology.

More Workshops & Groups Offered by Irene: www.irenegreene.com:


Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Irene Greene MSED / Greene Growth & Training LLC

The Well: Healing Arts Center

2100 First Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN 55404

View Map

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 30 days before event

Save This Event

Event Saved