Beyond being a “good white person”: Disrupting unconscious racist identities: A 2 Part Workshop with Terri Karis
In this two session class (2 Thursdays, sep 27 and oct 18; 7:00-9:00pm) we will use Buddhist teachings to explore attachment to the habit of thinking of oneself as a “good white person.” Supported by the truth of our basic goodness, we’ll examine our unconscious self-protective strategies and the subtler cultural legacies of entitlement and superiority. At the first class you’ll receive an article to read and an assignment to help you investigate aspects of your racial identity. In the second class, we’ll support each other by sharing our learning and consider how to translate our good intentions into effective action in the world to address racism. Led by Terri Karis.

Over the past 25 years Terri Karis has been studying Buddhism, racial identities and whiteness.
She is a white mother of black sons and a professor of couple and family therapy.

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