Unlearning Circle - White Supremacy Culture

Start: Saturday, November 14, 202010:00 AM Central Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)

End: Saturday, November 14, 202012:00 PM Central Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)

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2020 Series: White Supremacy Culture

Unlearning Circle - Power Hoarding:
Exploring Our Relationship with the Power We Hold

The election is over and Joe Biden, who has been named the new President-Elect, is calling for unity and healing. Yet, we also have a President, supported by the majority of white voters, who is refusing to concede, and Democrats asserting that there is a paucity of nonwhite representation in the party leadership and that calls for racial justice cost house seats. While it is easy to see power hoarding in Donald Trump’s behavior, and it is somewhat less visible in the voices of Democrats celebrating a ‘centrist’ victory, it is hardest to acknowledge how power hoarding manifests in ourselves.

Join us for an unlearning circle where we will delve into our own personal hoarding of power as we ask:: how can we recognize and mobilize, share, and/or cede our power in service of dismantling white supremacy culture?

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.

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