White People

Challenging Racism

Moving from Talk to Action

Upcoming Workshops

Summer - Cambridge Center for Adult Education, 42 Brattle Street, Cambridge. Starting July 24.† Five Wednesday sessions, 6-8 pm.† 617-547-6789.†

Facilitators: Eric Foss and Tali Freed.† $30 plus $6 registration fee covers all 5 sessions and materials.† Questions? email Barbara Beckwith at 617-868-3143 or email BeckwithB@aol.com.

 

Hereís what people have had to say about WPCR classes:

 "It allowed me to become more comfortable challenging myself and my own assumptions with less guilt and more honesty."

 "When I was in the class, I realized that looking face on to this problem was giving me a lot of energy and enthusiasm, instead of a lot of guilt and despair."

 "I had been stuck thinking about this mostly in my head and it was very helpful to have other folks to discuss it with."

 "I learned most from listening to other participants."

 "I have a Ph.D., which is to say that I have taken probably several hundred courses in my life; unlike many that I enjoyed at the time but barely remember if at all today, White People Challenging Racism raised issues I continue to ponder and work to figure out."

 "It was nice to be in a program where everyone was open to examining their personal bias and difficulties with recognizing and admitting that we all had some sort of racism within ourselves."

 "The readings have really stuck with me and get richer as I re-read them."

 "The role plays were particularly helpful in showing me that I could act differently in situations that I was very worried about (e.g. ...at family holidays)"

 

 

 

Information about the workshops

 

Sample adult education syllabus

 

Sample readings/handouts from the course

†††††††††† Robert Jensen - White Privilege Shapes the US

†††††††† Tim Wise - Whites Swim in White Privilege

†††††††††††††††† Paul Marcus - Letís Cut Our Losses

 

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