WHY THIS COURSE?
We're looking to respond to the call of this moment - with the dual pandemics of COVID-19 and systemic racism. We believe that together we can create alternatives to policing in our communities that will help us all thrive, and that part of that solution includes a critical mass of white people committed in their bones to dismantling white supremacy.
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
This course is for white people who are interested in building more skills, knowledge and capacity to work with each other and across lines of race and difference to build communities that support each other in solidarity and create alternative structures to support our needs.
WHAT WILL WE COVER?
We'll be building a shared vocabulary, de-escalation training, tools for giving and receiving feedback and building a shared political and racial justice analysis.
This virtual course will run online for eight weeks on Tuesday evenings starting July 14th, from 7:30pm - 9:30pm
You must commit to the entire course.
This course is offered on a sliding scale of $200-700. Fifty percent raised of the funds will go to Black Lives Matter Hudson Valley and Mutual Aid Beacon.
WHO ARE THE TRAINERS?
Dara Silverman is a white, queer, Jewish organizer, trainer and facilitator. She is a founder Mutual Aid Beacon and was previously the Director of Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ) and was the Founding Director of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ). She has worked on race equity processes with the Preterm Birth Initiative at UCSF, Move to End Violence and coached dozens of white leaders from across the country.
Ethan Kerr is a facilitator, consultant and coach, committed to equity and collective liberation. As an able-bodied, heterosexual, cis-gendered white man with class privilege, he acknowledges the paradoxes and limitations, as well as the opportunities and obligations, of facilitating this work. He has partnered with over 50 schools and universities across the country working towards racial equity in the last 20 years.
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