Our People Gonna Rise

Our People Gonna Rise

You’re invited to attend this series of three anti-racism workshops. These 6-hour workshops will create a safe space for difficult conversations as we come together and commit to ending racism in our climate justice work. The format will be a mix of short presentations of how oppressions (specifically racism) work and how individual experiences can intersect along axes of different oppressions; small group storytelling (longer times with opportunities for deeper sharing and deep listening); large group sharing (shorter and mostly of highlights from small group discussions); and time for individual creative reflection.

Event Dates are: March 3, April 7, and May 12, all from 2 pm to 8 pm. A light dinner will be served.
(Registration for individual workshops is not yet possible, as we have the dates for all three workshops but aren’t sure which workshop will be on which date. Stay tuned!)

Solidarity with Natives. We will examine the idea of indigenous sovereignty and the history of the U.S. and tribal governments; concepts of settler colonialism and genocide (as distinct from racism); removal policies; and environmental justice as part of de-colonization and restoring sovereignty.

Allies to Immigrants. We will explore how our economy benefits from displacement and migration; the impact of displacement policies (including those in our past), war, colonization, and global poverty policies; and the current fronts of struggle for immigrants/migrants/refugees today.

Black Liberation. We will look at how racism shows up in our lives and community spaces, the history of anti-black racism and how our economy benefits from it, how our differences are used to drive wedges between us, and strategies for working in solidarity with black people and ending racism in our own community.

Location: Centilia Cultural Center, 1660 S Roberto Maestas Festival St., Seattle 98144.
The Center is just a few minutes walk from the Beacon Hill Light Rail Station.  There is not a lot of street parking, so please take public transportation or arrive early.

Volunteers needed! Contact Kara if you’re interested in helping.