So much of our existence as people of color is challenging and dismantling whiteness outside of our cultural communities. While this work is important, we too often fail to hold our own communities accountable to our deeply rooted anti-blackness.
At the root of racism is anti-blackness. As non-black folks of color in the US, we are complicit in anti-blackness despite our communities continually benefiting from the black liberation movement AND we too often rely on the labor of black folx to teach us. Our workshop will start the urgent conversation of the work that needs to be done within: What does anti-blackness look like? How does it show up in our day to day, within our respective communities and families? What does solidarity with the black community look like for non-black folxs of color? How can we challenge anti-blackness? In order to hold each other accountable and begin the healing work within our communities, we must do the work ourselves.
The topic will be explored in two parts. Pulling from the depth of our own lived experiences we’ll begin with organized group dialogue, followed by an individual reflection activity, closing with a collective toolbox of solidarity. This event is for womxn and non-binary folx of color.
This workshop is hosted by Shift, a consulting and training company started by three women of color. Shifting the culture of complacency means leaning into the hard conversations about race, gender, and power. Shift designs and provides modern, culturally relevant, and interactive sexual harassment prevention and diversity & inclusion trainings for organizations, youth, and companies. Some of their past clients include Refinery29, UCLA, and Coachella. Learn more about the work Shift does here.
Accessibility information for this event: WCCW has a 36” wide ramp at our front entrance and a stairway with 8 steps and a rail. There are 2 gender neutral restrooms. One restroom is wheelchair accessible, with a handrail. We provide scent free soaps and encourage guests to attend our events scent free. If you require ASL interpretation, CART, interpretation for a language other than English, supervised childcare, or have any other access needs or questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks in advance. It is our practice to do everything we can to create a safe and accessible space.
Childcare for this event: We do our best to provide low-cost, on-site childcare for our events when requested at least a week in advance. If you are interested in childcare for this event, please fill out this form.
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Our program costs go directly towards compensation of the instructors and staffers who work the event. We want to make programming as accessible as possible to anyone who is interested, however, so we offer volunteer opportunities in exchange for membership, as well as free community tickets to each program (number varies depending on capacity of the class). Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or to find out more about these opportunities for a specific event.