Virtual Workshop Series

May 4th 3:00pm-5:00pm – Workshop part 1

May 5th 10:00am – 12:30pm – Workshop part 2

May 12th 10:00am – 12:30pm – Workshop part 3

Fee: $150 + GST

Form: Zoom (video conferencing platform) – a link with instructions to join each virtual workshop will be sent the day before they commence.

Maximum: 20 participants

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are changing our Race Caucusing Workshop format – from face to face to virtual. We continue to be committed to offering opportunities for learning, reflection and connection – with our selves and others during these challenging times.

In times of crisis – especially one concentrated on transmitted infection – the messages and discourses we must disrupt are rooted in xenophobia, racism, and individualism. More than ever, people (we), will be susceptible to fearing “the other,” and disconnecting from our values of community and solidarity. We believe the antidote to fear and isolation is connection, collective reflections and collective action.

We have postponed our face to face, 1.5 day race caucusing workshop – for people’s health and well being. However, we will be offering the Race Caucusing Workshop in the following virtual format:

Workshop Part 1

  • Introduction
  • Caretaking expectations
  • Race and white supremacy – framework and principles
  • Caucusing set up
  • Homework

Workshop Part 2

  • Introduction
  • Caretaking expectations – in brief
  • Caucusing
  • Collective work
  • Homework

Workshop Part 3

  • Introduction
  • Caretaking expectations – in brief
  • Caucusing
  • Collective work

We look forward to supporting you in the ways we know best. This workshop will offer a critical reflective space and tangible opportunities to make sense of our racism and our activism. We welcome you to join us in re-imagining new ways of being together to challenge racism and collectively navigating these unprecedented times.

General expectations of participants…

  • To explore what prevents white people from organizing together toward anti-racist goals
  • To hold each other accountable for actions and behaviours
  • To build relationships and deepen understanding of power/privilege
  • To build collective tools for anti-racism work
  • To explore learning edges without burdening people of colour
  • To extend beyond intellectual locations of anti-racism work; moving between micro and macro practices of anti-racism activism.

These conversations will be intentionally challenging, uncomfortable and unsettling. We want to take a robust, critical and reflexive look at how these relationships can go beyond what has been constructed through settler colonialism and racism. We want to consider the possibilities for extending our activisms in our communities.

We want to be clear: caucusing is not group therapy. This type of work should challenge ourselves and our world view, especially in relation to others.

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