From the City of Worcester:
The Worcester City Manager’s Dialogue Series on Race has opened many hearts and minds to the idea that racism hurts us all, but leaves people wondering how to move forward– what are the next steps?
0ne option for those new to the topic is to join us for a facilitated monthly workshop series.
Worcester Witnessing Whiteness Series 2015-2016!
The Witnessing Whiteness series is a nationally-recognized series of 11 sessions designed to:
· Build a community with a shared understanding of privilege, whiteness, and racism
· Increase your group’s ability to support and implement diversity and racial justice initiatives
· Develop leadership capacity around issues of diversity and race
Join us as we read and explore together the ideas and exercises included within Shelley Tochluk’s book Witnessing Whiteness.
The full workshop curriculum is free and available online, so people who can’t attend one session can easily follow along at home.
Session 1: Why pay attention to race?
Monday, August 17, 2015, 6-8:30 pm @ YWCA of Central MA
To build from the energy of the community dialogues and the growing national Moral Monday movement, these sessions will be held on Mondays – specifically the third Monday of each month…
from 6 pm – 8:30 pm
with a light supper offered from 5 pm – 6 pm, as the city has done this summer.
To get involved in the planning or to sign up as a participant for the series, please contact Heather-Lyn.Haley@umassmed.edu or at 774-441-6366.
This workshop series is co-sponsored by: Worcester Partnership for Racial and Ethnic Health Equity
YWCA of Central MA