2015 Fast-Track Study Group and Solidarity Action Sundays

In response to recent national uprisings demanding racial justice and the harsh reality of continued police & state sanctioned repression, members of WHAT’S UP?! are hosting a 6-week study and action camp early in 2015. There will be 10-20 pages of readings each week. The first 3 weeks are study and dialogue only. On the 4th week we will engage in creative dialogue in public spaces.

This Winter – January 4th – February 9th — Every Sunday from 12 – 3pm
-Space to be announced depending on size of group.

RSVP to Amanda at essiestander@gmail.com and let us know if you have any accessibility needs.

Study Days — January 4th, 11th , 18th
Action Days – January 25th, February 2nd, February 9th


Sunday January 4, 2015 – 12 – 3pm White Privilege, White Supremacy and You!

Facilitators Agenda From Week 1 Workshop – Feel Free to Try This at Home 🙂

“From White Racist to White Anti-Racist” and “White Supremacy Culture” 
by Tema Okun from Dismantling Racism Works
What is White Supremacy?” Betita Martinez
Where Do We Go After Ferguson? By MICHAEL ERIC DYSON NOV. 29, 2014 — New York Times
The Black Atlantic The Black Atlantic” explores the global experiences that created the African-American people. Beginning a century before the first documented “20-and-odd” slaves came to Jamestown, Virginia, the episode portrays the earliest Africans, slave and free, who arrived on these shores. The transatlantic slave trade soon became a vast empire connecting three continents.
Latino Americans PBS – Episode 1: Foreigners in Their Own Land (54 minutes)
E x t r a –  A Definitive Guide to White Privilege

Week 2 Intersectionality

Facilitors Agenda for Week 2

Police are failing America’s Disabled
Queering Immigration: Perspectives on Cross-Movement Organizing
By Debanuj DasGupta
Why the climate movement must stand with Ferguson
Incite! Critical Resistance Statement on Gender Violence and the Prison Industrial
Optional New Jersey 7 radio piece from 2008
Optional “Unnatural Causes” exploring racism and health for people of color in the U.S.

Week 3 Solidarity and Ally —————–Facilitators Agenda for Week #3

Powerful Partnerships: Transformative Alliance Building by AWARE-LA (this is kinda long)

Tim Wise and the Failure of Privilege Discourse by Robtheidealist

Anti-Racist Activist Gets Backlash Over Rant – Al Jazeera America

No More Allies by Mia McKenzie of Black Girl Dangerous  isn’t really on line tho you can buy her book! the following link quotes mia’s article. http://feministing.com/2013/10/01/the-case-against-allies/

The Problem with Privilege  by Andrea Smith

Being an ally/building /solidarity Southerners on New Ground

extra readings below!——————————————————–

On Allyship, Abuse, Identity, and Solidarity – and How to Make a Damn Difference  Mid Sentence Revelation Blog

Being an Ally – From If I Can’t Dance Am I Still My Revolution? Explores critique of term ally from disability justice perspective. GREAT! Follow the links in article!

Upping the Anti -The Politics of Solidarity: Six Nations, Leadership, and the Settler Left by Tom Keefer

The Myth of the “Natural” Ally: Why “Because Homophobia” Isn’t an Answer J Ward

Unsettling America – Allyship  Decolonization in Theory & Practice

How to be an Ally; A Guide for the Currently Non-Disabled by Pharoah Katt from the More then Sides Blog

 How to be an Ally to a Transgender Person

Things I Need From Allies – “Stop Using the Term Allies” the Anarchist Reverend

‘Passing it On:’ Reflections of a White Anti-Racist Solidarity Organizer by Sharon Martinez with Micky Ellinger –Page 19 (this one is kinda long)

Mission Statement of European Dissent, People’s Institute of Survival and Beyond Page 16

Tools For White Anti-Racist Organizing by the Catalyst Project from the Katrina Reader – Page 38


Classified – How to Stop Hiding your Privilege and Fight for Social Change – Resource Generation

Male Ally Suggested Books


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