People of Color Caucus: Internalized Racism

People of Color Caucus: Internalized Racism

A highly experiential 2-day workshop for People of Color to explore how we can better support each other and thrive in the face of the white supremacy that surrounds us.

Featuring Theatre of the Oppressed and other interactive approaches.

All People of Color (including multi-heritage / mixed race)
are welcome
.

Facilitated by Cheryl Harrison & Ashnie Butler

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IN THIS WORKSHOP WE WILL:

  • Uncover internalized racism – internalized stereotypes and other painful / oppressive messages that we may have taken on from dominant white culture.
  • Investigate internalized “whiteness”.
  • Untangle intra-group oppression, between People of Color.
  • Explore ways to be better allies to each other.
  • Move towards action and the creation of a more just future

There is tremendous value in People of Color coming together to dismantle racism (and other systemic “isms”.) There is much inner work that we ourselves can do to create an environment that supports People of Color to be whole, healthy, and powerful as individuals and as communities.

Through examining our own, sometimes unaware, internalization of stereotypes, violence, and other historical trauma, this workshop will be an opportunity to creatively use our experiences to help create a more equitable and humane world for all.

We consider this workshop a valuable step towards a place where People of Color and all people can share each other’s stories, do genuine healing, and take effective action in solidarity.

“I absolutely appreciated Ashnie & Cheryl. They came to the workshop really honoring the wisdom of each individual and the collective wisdom of the group.”    Patricia Julio, 2017 

 

*Our approach recognizes and addresses personal as well as institutional racism. We pay particular attention to the more subtle ways racism plays out in the U.S. Though applied theater-based activities will be our primary tool, no acting experience is necessary!!

When:

Mon. July 8 & Tues. July 9, 2019
9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
(You must commit to both days in their entirety.)

Where:

Port Townsend, WA, USA

Cost:

US $250; $200 if paid by April 30, 2019
($$ arrangements available based on need; no one turned away. Financial aid policy.)

Registration:

To register:
Send $50 (per person, non-refundable) deposit to:

Mandala Center
1503 22nd St.
Port Townsend, WA 98368

(PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE, & E-MAIL)

 

Racial Equity Exploration: A Theatrical, Interactive Experience, May 11, 2018

https_cdn.evbuc.comimages405734622189710040341originalWe invite you to continue your racial equity journey…

Drawing upon popular education, Theater of the Oppressed, and critical race theory models, we will collectively create a container for deeper learning. Together, we will unpack theoretical frameworks and gain practical tools for deepening our shared commitment to racial equity. No previous theater experience necessary:)

Because we work on the intersectionality of equity, our work is heavily trauma-informed. We recognize racism as traumatic, in terms of historical trauma and internalized oppression, and as a root cause of many other inequities that result in trauma. Our co-facilitator team will strive to carry the emotional labor and burden of this work during the workshop. As people of color, we are often asked by white folks to explain equity and racism, which exploits our lived experiences and in extreme cases fetishizes those experiences; we recognize this as oppression, and do not allow for it in our workshops. However, we as your facilitators welcome your questions, welcome hard conversations, and invite you fully participate without hesitation.

In this workshop we will:

  • Recognize how racism is operationalized and baked into our laws and social policies
  • Develop a framework for understanding how race and racism operate both in our systems and our individual lives

Learning goals:

  • How to recognize moments of oppression
  • Practice interrupting oppression
  • Learn how to use equity, diversity, and inclusion language responsibly

Snacks and beverages provided. Ample free parking.

Details:
Friday, May 11, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Brentwood Darlington Community Center, 7211 Southeast 62nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97206

Questions? Email: innerworkouterplay@gmail.com and/or jess@thomkeconsulting.com

Sign up right here

 

Racial Equity Exploration: A Theatrical, Interactive Experience, March 16, 2018

 

https_cdn.evbuc.comimages405734622189710040341originalWe invite you to continue your racial equity journey…

Drawing upon popular education, Theater of the Oppressed, and critical race theory models, we will collectively create a container for deeper learning. Together, we will unpack theoretical frameworks and gain practical tools for deepening our shared commitment to racial equity. No previous theater experience necessary:)

Because we work on the intersectionality of equity, our work is heavily trauma-informed. We recognize racism as traumatic, in terms of historical trauma and internalized oppression, and as a root cause of many other inequities that result in trauma. Our co-facilitator team will strive to carry the emotional labor and burden of this work during the workshop. As people of color, we are often asked by white folks to explain equity and racism, which exploits our lived experiences and in extreme cases fetishizes those experiences; we recognize this as oppression, and do not allow for it in our workshops. However, we as your facilitators welcome your questions, welcome hard conversations, and invite you fully participate without hesitation.

In this workshop we will:

  • Recognize how racism is operationalized and baked into our laws and social policies
  • Develop a framework for understanding how race and racism operate both in our systems and our individual lives

Learning goals:

  • How to recognize moments of oppression
  • Practice interrupting oppression
  • Learn how to use equity, diversity, and inclusion language responsibly

Snacks and beverages provided. Ample free parking.

Details:
Friday, March 16, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Brentwood Darlington Community Center, 7211 Southeast 62nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97206

Questions? Email: innerworkouterplay@gmail.com and/or jess@thomkeconsulting.com