Conversations about White Privilege

Sunday, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm -- 10/15/17

We swim in a racist society built over centuries and most white people are unaware how far white privilege takes them. Systemic racism
dehumanizes people of color and diminishes the humanity of white people.

Come explore how white people can stop racism in themselves and others. Peggy McIntosh says in her essay White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack, “I was taught to see racism only in individual acts of meanness, not in invisible systems conferring dominance on my group.” But we swim in a racist society that has been built over centuries, and we are unaware how far our white privilege takes us. Systemic racism dehumanizes people of color and diminishes the humanity of white people.

In this workshop, we will explore how we can stop racism in ourselves and others. Join us and stand up for justice.

The workshop will be facilitated by Thea Iberall, Ph.D.. Thea is a graduate of the White People Challenging Racism course offered by Community Change, Inc. She attends the monthly Anti-Racism in the ‘Burbs meeting in Medfield and has been a guest facilitator. She is a write who focuses on the impact of the patriarchy. Her book contextual poems, The Sanctuary of Artemis, traces the roots of patriarchal domination. Her musical We Did It For You! Women’s Journey Through History tells the story of how women got their rights in America. And in her visionary novel The Swallow and the Nightingale, the main character is in a failing interracial marriage and is guided by a 12th century Sufi poet to realize the real moral issue of today.  Thea has a Master;s Degree in Writing from the University of Southern California and a Ph.D. in Computational Neuroscience from UMass.

Sunday, October 15th (A second workshop will be held on November 14th)

5:00pm-6:30pm

Edwards Hall

Open Spirit

39 Edwards St, Framingham, MA 01701

Suggested donation $10-$20

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Instructor:
Thea Iberall, Ph.D 
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