Day Long Conference for Racial Justice
—Cut off for online Registration is
Friday January 24th at 5pm. Walk In registration welcome!
–Childcare will be provided in Room #240 during all the workshops!! Two AWESOME 3 year olds have already RSVPed! Please pre-register! We have our own room!
–Sign language available on request – firstname.lastname@example.org
–Si ud. necesita traducción entre inglés y español por favor llame al 724-972-5184 lo más pronto posible.
–Breakfast and Lunch Included in Registration
Below are two workshops with by members of WWHATS’UP!?
Playing the Race Card…from a Stacked Deck?
Room Location –Room #234
11:15-12:45 WORKSHOP BLOCK 2
Addressing usage of terms like “reverse racism” and “playing the race card,” this interactive workshop will include discussion, role playing, and presentation. We will Define white supremacy, privilege and racism, and encourage white people to understand and accept white privilege and the historical (and present) advantages based on skin color. We will provide tools for participants to educate and challenge those who defend white supremacy.
This session will be facilitated by Chris Mason, Myles Dinnen, and Ben Fiorillo who are members of WWHAT’S UP?!
Whites Working and Hoping to Abolish Total Supremacy Undermining Privilege
This workshop is geared towards white people but welcome multi-racial participation.
Practical Steps Toward Dismantling Structural Racism in Organizations
Room Location – Small Dining Room – 11:15-12:45
Structural Racism: A system in which public policies, institutional practices, cultural representations, and other norms work in various, often reinforcing ways to perpetuate racial group inequity. It identifies dimensions of our history and culture that have allowed privileges associated with “whiteness” and disadvantages associated with “color” to endure and adapt over time. Structural racism is not something that a few people or institutions choose to practice. Instead it’s a feature of the social, economic and political systems in which we all exist. (Definition by The Aspen Institute)
Participants in this workshop will gain a deeper understanding of structural racism and how it manifests in organizations of all kinds. Hear from local organizations about what they are doing to take steps on a long-term path to being actively anti-racist. Then consider ways you can take action, in the near term and the long term, to help build an inclusive/anti-racist culture at your organization.
This session is facilitated by Mary Parker who is part of FEARLESS
Facilitators for Equity, Accountability, and Resolution – Learning Every Single Second and Tiffany Wilhelm who is part of WWHAT’S UP?!
Whites Working and Hoping to Abolish Total Supremacy Undermining Privilege and the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council.
This workshop is geared toward people in organizations.