Unlearning Circle - White Supremacy Culture
Start: Saturday, December 19, 2020•10:00 AM • Central Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)
End: Saturday, December 19, 2020•12:00 PM • Central Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)
Undoing White Supremacy Austin’s Unlearning Circle:
Exploring the Characteristics of White Supremacy Culture: Paternalism
Thus, we will be considering how paternalism appears in various contexts- including our President-elect, nonprofits and their funding sources, and our own giving during this time of year (is it charity or solidarity?). We will discuss these personal ways we define for others what they need and move into fixing instead of inquiring.
Join us for an unlearning circle where we will delve into our paternalism in our lives and ask: how can we recognize and interrupt our paternalism in order to dismantle white supremacy culture and create lasting solutions?
ABOUT UNLEARNING CIRCLES:
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.
Resources for the Unlearning Circle:
Racism in America: From Trump’s Hate to Biden’s Paternalism https://washingtonmonthly.com/2019/09/18/racism-in-america-from-trumps-hate-to-bidens-paternalism
“Have Nonprofits Become the White Moderate Dr. King Warned Us About?”
“Holiday Adopt a Family-Does It Perpetuate White Supremacy?”
White Supremacy Culturehttps://www.pisab.org/our-principles/