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: February 15, March 7, and March 28, all from 12 pm to 6 pm. A light meal will be served.

Register for the series of three workshops here! If you are only able to attend one or two individual workshops, please see the individual workshop registration page for the date you wish to purchase.

February 15: Allies to Native People and Communities. 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.

March 7: Undoing Anti-Black Racism. 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.

March 28: 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.

Location for all: El Centro de la Raza, 2524 16th Ave S Rm 310, Seattle, 98144

The Historic Building is just a few minutes walk from the Beacon Hill Light Rail Station, (though the beautiful courtyard past Centilia where we’ve had trainings and events before).  There is not a lot of street parking, so please take public transportation or arrive early.
Volunteers needed! Contact Diane if you’re interested in helping.

Cost: Sliding Scale. No-one turned away for lack of funds. Please consider paying as much as you can, meeting the actual breakeven price, or being a supporter if you can to help others with less privilege. In case donations exceed our costs, any extra raised will be split between Duwamish Real Rent and 350 Seattle. Contact Diane (dshisk@earthlink.net) if you would like a scholarship.