Talk and Discussion May 14, 2019 at 7pm-8.30pm at Duncan United Church Heritage Hall: Why it is so hard for white people to talk about racism.
Why it’s so hard for white people to talk about Racism?
A unique opportunity to building a socially just community in Cowichan
“Racial discomfort is seldom experienced by white people. White fragility is triggered by discomfort and anxiety; it is born of superiority and entitlement. It protects white advantage.”
Robin DiAngelo, White Fragility (2018)
Presenter and Moderator: Heather Ferris, a local clinical counselor and longtime anti-racism activist
Racial equity is possible, but it takes a willingness to transform our colonial conditioning and notice and disrupt the systems that keep racism alive.
“White engagement in racial justice work is ultimately self-liberation.” Leticia Nieto, coauthor of Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment: A Development Strategy to Liberate Everyone
Everyone is welcome. All it takes is an open heart and mind, diligence and a belief that we are the ones we have been waiting for to begin the healing process.
A follow-up practice group will be organized if there is interest. The first one is on May 21st at 7pm at Burns Hall at the United Church.
By donation to cover costs