Unraveling Whiteness Series
Following the Spiral of The Work That Reconnects
Unraveling Whiteness Series:
Following the Spiral of the Work that Reconnects
How do we as white folks show up as the world constantly shifts under our feet? Join us in exploring this question with a group of white folks committed to deepening our anti-racism identities and interrupting patterns of white supremacy that are unconsciously and consciously played out as we live in these times.
In this critical planetary moment, we are at once experiencing personal stretch and strain, and also witnessing the large scale effects of systemic racism and the life and death consequences for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. As we connect the dots from the personal to the systemic (and vice versa) we become more adept at showing up as anti-racist white people and participating in dismantling racism and white supremacy. This work needs you!
This series will invite you to explore the wisdom of your emotions and the scope of your imagination as equally important learning tools to addressing racism alongside information and analysis. The Work that Reconnects (WTR) Spiral forms the container in which the overall series is held and individual sessions are designed.
WTR is a group of teachings, meditations, community exercises, and grounding practices, developed by Joanna Macy, that are built around the belief that we are interconnected beings in the web of life. We have found that in well-held community, the feelings of anxiety, anger, and despair that are often present within the territory of large-scale societal threats, realities of systemic racism, and regular change can be transformed to hope and action.
Is this Series right for me?
This Series is open to anyone who wants to participate who identifies as white, as well as mixed-race and white-passing people of color, who are interested in exploring ways you've been socialized as white and are complicit in white supremacy despite your best efforts.
It is designed for people who have some experience working on their whiteness in some capacity already and are willing to engage with the concepts of white supremacy culture, systemic racism, and white racial identity.
This Series focuses on United States history, context and current reality. People from outside the US are welcome to join us, as long as you understand we will be using a US-based frame. Additionally, both facilitators are based in St Louis MO and are actively doing anti-racism work in that context. We will be using some St Louis regional data and case studies to highlight various realities that we believe can be extrapolated to many locations.
This Series is five Tuesday evenings. Participants must attend Session 1 in order to participate in future sessions.
Cross-Class Solidarity Tickets / Organizational Level Tickets: $365 or $185/mo. for 2 months
If you identify as middle or upper middle class, are currently employed at a stable salaried position, have a vacation budget, own a home, and/or have limited debt, please consider purchasing tickets at this level. This act of cross-class solidarity will enable more cash poor, working class, underemployed individuals, and students to attend. The $365 total breaks down to $73 per session. This ticket level helps to offset registrations at the "Under Employed / Student Tickets" level and supports scholarship recipients.
If your organization is paying for you attend this Series, we ask that the organization pay at this level.
Break Even Tickets: $240 or $123/mo for 2 months
These tickets are 'at cost' and enable us to cover the expenses related to putting on this workshop. The $240 total breaks down to $48 per session.
Under Employed/Student Tickets: $115 or $60/mo. for 2 months
These tickets are reserved for cash poor, working class and student participants. The $115 total breaks down to $23 per session.
For Scholarship Inquiries, please fill out our simple application at https://forms.gle/Uj3pmaswyBXxbaWK6 and we will get back to you shortly.
Please feel free to send any question to [email protected]
Cancellations & Refunds Policy:
- Registration closes on Monday Nov. 8, 2021 at noon.
- If you cancel before registration closes on Monday Nov. 8, 2021, then you can receive a full refund.
- If you cancel anytime after the end of registration and the start of the series (whether that is after the first, second, third, etc sessions) you can receive a refund of $48 (the baseline fee for one of the sessions).
- If you cancel and leave before or during the Series, you will always have the option to donate your payment to support the scholarship offerings.
This series will be held over Zoom. If you don't already have a Zoom account, please set up an account for free before the gathering. This can be done both on your phone or your computer. Close to the start of the first session, we will send out a Zoom link to all registered participants.
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