Supporting conscious conversations about race and racism.
As Maya Angelou said, “When you know better, do better.”
Now that we know better, we have developed a plan to continue our work toward understanding racism and standing for equality for all people. We have learned the importance of White people doing the work of educating themselves about what it means to be White in America, including understanding terms, such as “white privilege,” “white fragility,” and “white supremacy.”
In addition, we have discovered the need for White people to be aware of the tragic ways that racism has been and continues to be institutionalized in our country before entering into mixed-race group conversations and causing unintentional harm to people of color.
We have also learned from the experience of the first group how important it is to have a safe and supportive space to explore this difficult topic without the fear of getting it wrong or offending anyone.
In support of this, we will continue our work with another race-based affinity group on September 8. We will use the same or similar curriculum as the previous group, based on Debby Irving’s book, Waking Up White: And Finding Myself In the Story of Race.
Facilitated by Shereen Fink, Denver Equity & Inclusivity Council & Trish Morris, LUT.
September 22nd, 2020 6:00 PM through 7:30 PM