Facing Racism Study – Part 2

Registration is now open for this workshop!

The Facing Racism group is proud to announce that the Center for the Study of White American Culture (CSWAC) will be returning to offer the second part of their two-part workshop: What White People Can Do About Racism – Fundamentals. Part 1 is not a prerequisite for taking Part 2, though it’s highly desirable to do Part 1 as well (which CSWAC will be offering on Oct 7).

SAVE THE DATE! This 6-hour workshop will be presented on Saturday, October 21, from 9am – 3:30pm.

SPACE FOR THIS EVENT IS LIMITED! There are only 21 seats available for this workshop. CSWAC is reserving 10 of those seats exclusively for members of FirstPres. The regular cost for the workshop (which includes lunch, a book, and handout materials, along with the course) is $95 per attendee. However, FirstPres is subsidizing the cost of the workshop with a $50 grant, making the cost for church members only $45 each!

YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THE EVENTYou can register now by clicking on this link. FirstPres members are eligible for a stipend for half-off the cost of the workshop. Members may enter the code “FPCC2” on the registration page. You may also download the registration form here. Registration forms will also be made available at the Christian Education desk.

ABOUT: This workshop is intended to give white people some basic knowledge about:
• racial structure
• building connections and cross-racial alliances
• finding direction on your journey as an effective change agent
• building a support network for the work you do

Part 2 of the 2-part Fundamentals series continues to touch upon major topics of importance to white people who want to work against racism.
The workshop is appropriate for white people who are open to learning what to do about racism, perhaps feeling they should be doing something but not sure what. The workshop is also appropriate for people of color who want to support white people who want to take action against racism.

FORMAT: A 5-hour workshop offered on a single day with a morning session, a lunch break, and an afternoon session. The workshop uses didactic presentation, small group discussion, large group discussion, a slideshow presentation, and role-playing. Handouts are made available to participants.

TOPICS: The workshop touches on several topics in an introductory way, including
• what motivates white anti-racist organizers?
• challenges for white people working together
• where are we headed?
• accountable white anti-racist practice
• mainstream vs. anti-racist perspectives
• experiences in organizing

COST: Cost: $90 per participant. $80 for graduates of any prior workshop in our What White People Can Do About Racism series. Sliding scale and student rate available. The registration fee covers all materials, plus lunch.

Robin Alpern (914) 736-5447, robin.alpern@gmail.com
Jeff Hitchcock (908) 245-4972, contact@euroamerican.org

May God grant us the courage to be the peacemakers we are called to be in Christ’s name.

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