• April 2, 2018
  • 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Namaste Hall (Mission Campus)
Add to Calendar 04/02/2018 4:00 pm 04/02/2018 6:00 pm America/Los_Angeles Making Whiteness Conscious A workshop for students who are in the beginnings of examining white racial identity and cultivating a social justice orientation Namaste Hall (Mission Campus) Office of Diversity and Inclusion false MM/DD/YYYY

This event is for students only. Please RSVP to frestrepo@ciis.edu

"I have come to see white privilege as an invisible package of unearned assets which I can count on cashing in each day, but about which I was ‘meant' to remain oblivious." - Peggy McIntosh

The system of racial privilege is often unconscious for white people. This workshop engages multiple processes that make whiteness more conscious, visible, tangible and a site of critical inquiry for knowledge and change. In this time when the rise of white supremacy is hypervisible, what is critical to turn towards that may reside in the shadows of collective understanding? Through experiential activities that surface insights on how privilege systems function "out there" in the world and "in here" within internal realities, we will take this time together to critically question dominant norms, messages and narratives that uphold systemic inequity in order to more clearly see the often invisible white racial waters.

We will be engaging tools of somatic awareness, Theatre of the Oppressed exercises, individual and group reflection, discussion, and brief didactic introduction of frameworks to carry on your path. This time is intended to deepen and enliven anti-racist praxis, the alternating cycle of action and reflection; it is designed for people who are in the beginnings of examining white racial identity and cultivating racial justice orientation.

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