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Examining White Privilege

When

Thu 04 / 22 / 2021
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Where

On Your Screen

Who can attend

Open to all

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Price

FREE

Organizer

Pam Farley
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Examining White Privilege: 6 to 7 Week Interest Group Begins Thursday, March 11, 2021

(Co-facilitators: Ginny Fredricks and Pam Farley)

Last year, Ginny and Pam hosted the first CCV interest group on white privilege.  They are offering another group beginning in March 2021. Many of us want to be part of the solution in dismantling white privilege. A common question is what can I do as a white person?

If you are ready to explore your own thinking on white privilege with other CCV members and friends, this is your opportunity! Please consider making a commitment and registering for this 6-7 week study group using the guidance of the book, Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor, written by Layla Saad. The book is divided into topics useful for group study and includes questions for self-assessment and journaling with examples such as color blindness and white silence. As the author notes, this is a personal journey that each of us must figure out on our own, but support from fellow white people is helpful. We will also discuss some of Emmanuel Acho’s YouTube videos: "Difficult Conversations with a Black Man," designed to educate and inform White America on racism, systemic racism, social injustice, rioting and the hurt that Black Americans are feeling today.

We will meet once a week for six-to-seven weeks, via Zoom. You will need your own copy (e-book or hard copy -- not the audio version) of the book, as personal journaling will occur outside of the meetings. To facilitate discussion, the group will be limited to 10 people. A commitment to the six-to-seven week format is expected. We will meet from 2:30 - 4:00 for six-to-seven weeks beginning Thursday, March 11, 2021.

How to Purchase the book: hardcover or e-book:

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor, by Layla Saad. (The blue book, not the Guided Journal)

Black Pearl Books -- (Austin's Black-owned bookstore) https://blackpearlbookstore.com/?searchtype=keyword&qs=me+and+white+supremacy&q=h.tviewer&using_sb=status&qsb=keyword

Bookpeople, 603 North Lamar -- (512) 472 5050 Available for curbside pick-up

https://www.bookpeople.com/book/9781728209807

Amazon ---- https://www.amazon.com/amazon-books/b?ie=UTF8&node=13270229011

Helpful readings:

More about the author:

https://www.npr.org/2020/07/06/887646740/me-and-white-supremacy-helps-you-do-the-work-of-dismantling-racism

https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2020/us/racism-questions-answers/?active=5

(Please Note: neither Ginny nor Pam suggests that they are experts on this topic. Both have had experience with antiracism, but the book and videos provide good structure for our individual journeys.)

And as this is Volunteer Week, the volunteers present will also be honored.