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Virtual Giving Up Privilege Workshop

September 15 @ 10:00 am - September 17 @ 1:00 pm

$349
“As long as we continue to use the language of ‘privilege’ to connote ‘advantages,’ we reinforce the very system of White supremacy that created racism in the first place and deny the healing White people must do to not only end Anti-Black and all other forms of racial injustice but to finally understand: ending racism is about White people coming home, embracing their inherent goodness and reclaiming their humanity.” – Nanci E. Luna Jiménez
 
During this workshop, participants will learn to discern and differentiate what has been lumped into the concept of “White Privilege” as either: a “Human Right,” which everyone would have in a just world; an “Entitlement,” which no one would, or; “Cluelessness,” the way non-targets are systematically made unaware of institutional oppression. We will explore how “benefit” and “advantage” narratives embedded in “privilege” strengthen the very system of dominance we seek to dismantle by reifying White supremacy and (mis)communicating to Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) that assimilation to “Whiteness” gives access to these “privileges.” We will also explore how using the term “privilege” masks and denies the costs to non-target groups for their dominance. Using a healing-based framework, participants will begin to unnumb, recognize, and grieve the losses, and ultimately give up White paternalism which misunderstands the fight for racial justice as one of “saving,” “helping,” “fixing” or “empowering” BIPOC or righteously weaponizing their “wokeness” against other White People. This session will expand our collective capacity to interrupt patterns of White supremacy and eliminate White racist patterns with fierce love, compassion, and understanding.
 
THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR:
  • White People and Mixed Heritage people who Identify as White who are committed to being transformed by doing their own healing to end internalized White supremacy, separation, and finally come “home”
  • BIPOC who are committed to being transformed by a healing-based approach that requires White People give up dominance and become true allies in the struggle to end racism and White Supremacy
YOU WILL:
  • Understand the importance of emotional healing as a crucial part of transformative racial justice work for White People
  • Learn to recognize and interrupt patterns of internalized dominance and entitlement
  • Debunk the “White Privilege” narrative which perpetuates assimilation, guilt, and defensiveness, inadvertently keeping White supremacy in place
  • Embrace the emotional labor necessary to end racism and increase our collective capacity to support White People to do this work
  • Create a radical community space where White People are invited to acknowledge and heal from the costs of dominance

 

VIRTUAL GIVING UP PRIVILEGE WORKSHOP

September 15 – 17, 2020

10:00 am – 1:00 pm (PDT) / 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (EDT) Each Day

$349*

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

REGISTRATION DEADLINE & REFUND POLICY

Register by Monday August 31, 2020. Registration is limited to 24 people.

Refunds will not be given for this workshop, but registration can be transferred to another participant until Monday August 31, 2020.

*Discounts are available to groups of 4-6 participants registering from the same organization. Contact Ilana Uemura at info@ljist.com for more information. 

Details

Start:
September 15 @ 10:00 am
End:
September 17 @ 1:00 pm
Cost:
$349
Website:
ljist.com/vgup-registration

Venue

Zoom