How does feminism interact with antiracist work and action? How can white feminists learn from our experiences in a patriarchal society and work towards disrupting other forms of power as we make change? How can we take responsibility for our own learning about racial injustice, ableism, and other intersecting systems of power - and embed this consciousness in our actions?
In this interactive workshop, we will review critiques of white feminism from women of color writers and activists. We will identify white feminist behaviors that can undermine solidarity across difference, and discuss how we might unlearn and work on new behaviors in spaces we share with people of color in our communities, and in white settings. While this workshop is especially designed for progressive and left-leaning white women in Bellingham, all are welcome. We encourage you to come with someone you know so we can begin building opportunities to practice, reflect, and hold ourselves accountable.
Please use this form to sign-up for a workshop on Saturday, April 15, or Saturday, May 6. Content for both workshops will be the same. We plan to offer additional thematic follow-up workshops through the spring and summer.**
If you have questions, please contact workshop facilitators Tina (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Natalie (email@example.com). We are both white women. People of color have repeatedly asked for white people to step up and do anti-oppression work within white communities and that is the spirit of this workshop. We welcome critical feedback and ideas for future collaborations and offerings.