Unlearning Circle - Developing Anti-racist Leadership

Start: 2021-06-12 10:00:00 UTC Central Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)

End: 2021-06-12 12:00:00 UTC Central Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)

This is a virtual event

Undoing White Supremacy Austin

June Unlearning Circle: Developing Anti-racist Leadership
Saturday, June 12, 2021 - 10 am - 12 noon CST

The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond teaches us that in order to undo racism, we must develop “anti-racist leadership [...] intentionally and systematically within local communities and organizations”. In order to develop anti-racist leadership, we must break down the myths we are taught in the United States about “leadership”, what makes good “leaders”, and what we expect our leaders to do on our behalf. In order to undo racism, it is important to develop anti-racist leadership in ourselves and in our organizing. This requires us to consider models of leadership other than those dictated by white supremacy culture. We need each other to cultivate an accountable pathway to anti-racist leadership.

Unlearning Circle Resources - will be shared soon

UWSA’s first Unlearning Circle in the winter of 2017 was created as a place for white people to do the work of reflection and community self-education. As we continue to gather to critically examine our own participation in cultures of dominance, we build our capacity to show up as individuals and as a city-wide community network for Black, Indigenous and people of color-led anti-racist efforts in a positive and accountable way. The Unlearning Circles are an opportunity for white identifying people to explore white supremacy culture and our role and responsibilities in undoing racism. We welcome and recognize the gift of the presence of any People of Color who choose to join us.

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