*This workshop is for white people interested in getting involved in CARW and/or supporting racial justice organizing in Seattle*
The Coalition of Anti-Racist Whites (CARW) is holding a public workshop on Saturday, July 25, 2015. This workshop is a training opportunity for:
•White folks who are new to racial justice organizing in Seattle and are interested in CARW's work
•White folks who want to strengthen their relationships and skills for working for racial justice in white communities
In the wake of the Charleston Massacre, black churches being torched with little to no media attention, and the patterned and regular killing of unarmed black people by police, security guards, and vigilantes every 28 hours in this country, this workshop brings us together so we can collectively build skills and relationships to change our legacy of violence. As white folks, we can refuse to be silent, we can refuse to numb ourselves to this violence, and we can demand that all black lives be treated with the dignity and respect that should be afforded to all people. And we’re better able to do these things when we challenge individualism and build each other up.
If you've been asking yourself what you can do in the face of this legacy of violence, come join us at our public workshop, which will include:
•Intro to CARW: who we are, what we do, and how you can get involved
•Anti-Racism 101 & the Current Movement Moment: Analysis building to better understand and participate in the dismantling of white supremacy, racism, and anti-blackness
•White Folks Showing Up for Racial Justice: An exploration of the strategic roles that white people can play in building a movement for racial justice and collective liberation
•Action and Reflection: An opportunity to practice and reflect upon building relationships, boldly dialoguing about racism, telling personal stories, and calling more white people into the movement through role playing and door knocking
During the 4-hour session we will present some of the anti-racist analysis that is foundational to CARW's work. We will also focus on relationship building and cultivating our analysis through actions we take together. We hope this training helps propel you on your journey to becoming a stronger white ally, accomplice, and organizer for racial justice in your relationships, family, work, school, or volunteer activities.
•There is a ramp into the building.
•The space is not fragrance free (primarily due to cleaning products), although we request all participants refrain from scented products and we will have scent free soap available.
•Location is next to lightrail, bus numbers 7/8/9, and there’s free street parking.
•This training will involve moving through neighborhoods and door knocking. Let us know on the form below if you need any accommodations related to physical mobility.
•Interpretation and childcare will be provided to the best of our abilities upon request. Please let us know one week ahead of time if these services will help you access the event!
•For additional accessibility needs fill out the form below and/or contact Kelsen (kelsen.caldwell at gmail.com)