Event Details

This event is running from 24 October 2017 until 19 December 2017. It is next occurring on November 21, 2017 6:00 pm


Witnessing Whiteness: The Need to Talk About Race and How to Do It

Book Workshop Series Facilitated by Dr. Marguerite Wilson and Larry Parham

Witnessing Whiteness is an 11-week, sequential series designed for a multiracial group to build toward anti-racism work. We connect the book with dialogue and experiential activities, by exploring how the political connects to the personal. More information on the book and series is at http://witnessingwhiteness.com/

Goals of the Series
Build a community with a shared understanding of privilege, whiteness, and racism
Increase your ability to begin, support, and progress racial justice work
Process and move beyond guilt, fear, anger, and other paralyzing emotions
Develop leadership capacity around issues of oppression and privilege

Dates, Times and Location
Tuesdays from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Tabernacle United Methodist Church, 83 Main Street, Binghamton NY 13905. We will be meeting in the room next to the parking lot in the back (south side) of the building. One-way streets border the parking lot on both sides. There is also limited street parking. The church is accessible from the front west door and via an elevator off the parking lot.

The first session will start on Tuesday, October 10th and run through December 19th.

The series is free and is limited to 25 participants.
To register, please go to https://goo.gl/forms/73W4oooMaW3oBMq53.

Critically looking at race is a commitment, and building community in the group is key to the success of the series. Therefore, attending all sessions is ideal. But we understand that life is busy. Sessions 1 and 2 are required. At Session 1, we will ask you to let us know the dates you plan to miss (if any). The maximum number of absences is 3.

The book, Witnessing Whiteness: The Need to Talk About Race and How to Do It (2nd edition), is required for the course and will be available for purchase for $20 at Session 1. However, no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

This workshop series is part of a Binghamton University approved research project conducted by Dr. Wilson with the goal of understanding what people learn from participating in a whiteness workshop series. We hope to understand this learning process so that we can improve these workshops in the future, and so that we can understand how people develop their racial identities over time. The research will involve (a) audio recording the workshop series, and (b) inviting you to participate in an interview after the series is over. More information about the research project will be provided at Session 1.

If you have questions, please contact:
Marguerite Wilson at (607) 777-9238 or via email at mwilson@binghamton.edu
and/or Larry Parham at (607) 743-5877 or via email at ldp0425@yahoo.com

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