White supremacy culture (white participants): A workshop for executives and decision-makers

Starts: May 20, 2021 1:30 pm | Ends: May 20, 2021 4:30 pm

Are you trying to be an anti-racist leader? Are you afraid of falling into the same old patterns of inequity?

While anyone is welcome, this session is designed as a learning space for white participants.

The COVID pandemic has been one of the latest amplifiers of every injustice that is built into our systems. As leaders, times of crisis like these offer the temptation to default to the way things have always been done – and the opportunity to transform your outcomes now and into the future.

Come together with other decision-makers to:

  • Share how it feels to try to lead for racial justice in the skin you’re in
  • Reflect on who is being most impacted
  • Notice how white supremacy is showing up in your workplace – or inside you – and discover ways you can shift

This workshop is designed for people in leadership positions – board members, executives, and others who are making decisions for your organizations. Don’t expect a packaged training or a businesslike strategy session. Instead, this will be a facilitated conversation in small groups for folks who have at least begun to grasp the ubiquitous nature of white supremacy culture and have begun to implement racial equity in their organizations. You will leave with something you can apply to your work…and it might not be what you expected!

“It felt really honest and without pretenses.”

“It felt very positive to hear that the challenges I am facing in my organization are not isolated experiences, but part of the experience of other leaders. I got some ideas for how to approach things, and I really valued the circling back on our desired outcomes. LOVED the sun activity.”

“I’m grateful to be in a community. As I was looking for an equity-centered professional development opportunity, I chose this workshop because there was something about it that felt scary or edgy, and I wanted to turn toward that. I’m glad I did.”

“I now better understand that it’s about me changing and me changing institutions. I need to take responsibility!”


Thursday, May 20, from 1:30-4:30 pm PT

This is a remote training via Zoom. You can see some introductory videos on working with Zoom here.

We ask everyone to keep your camera on during the training, other than during breaks. Please contact us if that would be a barrier for you.


The fee for this workshop is $145. We welcome everyone, and we ask each person to pay what you are able.

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Event Organizers

Teri (She/Her)Teri (she/her) has been training on topics related to racial and social justice for almost 30 years, and she has been a professional facilitator for about 15 years. Her work as a consultant, trainer, and facilitator at Resolutions Northwest and in private practice supports individuals and organizations to develop the will and capacity to bring their outcomes in line with their values, particularly around racial equity. As a white bisexual woman who grew up here in Portland, Teri is always up against her own learning edge in working for racial justice. She draws inspiration from her fabulous colleagues and from her practice of aikido, a Japanese martial art.

Sandy BacharachSandy Bacharach, a white cisgender queer woman, provides bilingual (Spanish/English) equity-informed coaching, consultation, mediation, facilitation, and training on topics such as: communication and conflict resolution, interrupting racism, institutional equity, working with white parents to talk about race and racism with their children, and pronoun practice. Sandy loves to create and refine curriculum, develop and facilitate professional training & dialogue series and workshops for adults and youth.  She believes that the best training/workshop/dialogue experience is one where the wisdom of the room is able to come out and where she can hold space and challenge participants to go deeper.  It is in the conversations themselves that foundational skills are practiced and reimagined. Sandy loves a good agenda (plan) and blends that with following the needs of the group in front of her, staying flexible to a group’s needs as well as with a lens to stated outcomes.


May 20, 2021 1:30 pm

May 20, 2021 4:30 pm


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White supremacy culture (white participants): A workshop for executives and decision-makers

May 20, 2021 1:30 pm

May 20, 2021 4:30 pm
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