Update: Due to the pandemic, these workshops have moved online. Below is the rescheduling information for Undoing Anti-Black Racism. Please stay tuned for rescheduling information for Allies to Immigrants!
Each of the 3 workshops is split into two 2-hour zoom sessions, with home exploration between the two. These 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.
Undoing Anti-Black Racism – November 22 & December 13, 2020 from 10am-noon (2 parts of 2 hours each over Zoom): 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 communities. This workshop is currently full, but we expect some spots to open up.
Allies to Immigrants – early 2021 Zoom dates TBD: 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.
Allies to Native People and Communities – done on February 15, 2020 ; in-person or online TBD 2021 or 2022): We will examine the idea of indigenous sovereignty and the history of the U.S. and tribal governments, the concepts of settler colonialism and genocide (as distinct from racism), removal policies, and environmental justice as part of de-colonization and restoring sovereignty.
Cost: Sliding Scale. No one will be 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. If donations exceed our costs, any extra money raised will be split between Duwamish Real Rent and 350 Seattle. Email Lisa if you would like a scholarship.
Accessibility: We really want to work with people’s needs, so please don’t hesitate to ask. Contact Lisa.