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

Starts: September 24, 2020 1:30 pm | Ends: September 24, 2020 4:30 pm

Are you forced to make tough decisions right now? 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. For our parallel session for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) healing on September 30, click here.

The COVID virus acts as an amplifier 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 be leading in this impossible moment
  • 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 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 a good grasp of white supremacy 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.”
“I had a major ‘ah-ha’ in the white affinity group around communication and community.”
“The space for reflection allowed me space to identify and acknowledge the ways that white supremacy culture is showing up in some of our covid decision making.”
“I now better understand that it’s about me changing and me changing institutions. I need to take responsibility!”

Schedule

Thursday, September 24, 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. Ways you could participate:

  • Computer with camera and good internet access
  • Phone with camera and good internet access (standard data rates may apply)
  • If need be, you can join via phone only

Accessibility

The only captioning we offer at this time is through AI (artificial intelligence) services – Rev for captions and Otter for live transcription. Please contact us if you have any questions about accessibility.

Registration

The fee for this workshop is $95. We welcome everyone, and we ask each person to pay what you are able.

Space is limited. Register now

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Event Organizers

Carrie FuentesCarrie Fuentes (she/her/sometimes Queen) is a Xicana Fat Femme, born in Los Angeles and raised in Portland. Carrie has been working within local fat and queer community for over 10 years and working towards racial liberation since she learned about inequity from a very early age. As a trainer, consultant and facilitator Carrie uses humor and direct communication as key components to making difficult topics more accessible to folks.

Christina AlboChristina serves as the Executive Director of Resolutions Northwest. She has worked at RNW for the past 10 years in a number of different roles including Director of Mediation Services, Director of Restorative Justice, and most recently Deputy Director. Prior to RNW, she was the Youth and Family Mediation Coordinator for Clackamas County Family Court Services. Christina has been working in the field of conflict resolution and restorative justice for the past 15+ years with an unwavering commitment to cultural and racial justice.

Teri PiersonTeri (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.

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September 24, 2020 1:30 pm


September 24, 2020 4:30 pm


$95

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


September 24, 2020 1:30 pm

September 24, 2020 4:30 pm
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