Real Talk: Communication Strategies for a White Anti-Racist Welcome Wagon (Session #1)
ABOUT THE WEBINAR / SERIES:
We are living in unprecedented times. Led by the visionary leadership of Black-led movements for justice and liberation, large numbers of white people are taking to the streets, and engaging in real conversations about systemic racism with other white folks.
Join us for a webinar series for white people who care about racial justice and social change, to learn tools and strategies to communicate with their people across political differences. These skills and this practice will be critical in the aftermath of election day.
Sessions will be led by AORTA (Anti-Oppression Resource Training Alliance; http://aorta.coop) trainers Jenna Peters Golden and Marc Mascarenhas-Swan.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
We will start with a two-hour training sharing frameworks and tools for effectively communicating about racism, racial justice, and political change. This will be followed by two 2 hour practice pods, where we share more tools, as well as our collective approaches and challenges in doing this work.
Everyone is welcome to attend; please bear in mind this conversation is designed for white folks committed to understanding and disrupting systemic racism in our lives and communities.
$0-$50 (Sliding Scale)
We have created a tiered and sliding scale ticketing structure in an effort to ensure that anyone who wants to attend, can do so.
We are not making profit off this event. Any/all monies received will cover the labor of the facilitators and miscellaneous event production fees (such as, paying for the online hosting platform or paid advertising).
BEYOND SESSION #1 WANNA DIG DEEPER?
Participants are invited to attend 2 Practice Pods aka smaller formations, where small
groups will meet to practice the skills and prepare for real life scenarios. We are asking participants to commit to attend both sessions. (Capacity: 25 people)
Practice Pod #1: November 17 at 7-8:30pm
Practice Pod #2: December 1 at 7-8:30pm
**Registration will be made live after October 27th webinar**
ABOUT THE FACILITATORS
AORTA is a worker-owned cooperative devoted to strengthening movements for social justice.
We work as consultants, facilitators, and trainers to expand the capacity of progressive
organizations and projects through education, training, and planning. We base our work on an
intersectional approach to liberation because we believe that true change requires uprooting all
systems of oppression.
AORTA takes a hands-on, liberatory approach to our work with clients. We believe strongly in
the power of education and facilitation to politicize, empower, and develop leadership to create
powerful systemic transformation. We draw heavily upon the approaches and techniques of
popular education to develop workshops that are interactive, engaging, and designed to
catalyze community movement. We apply an intersectional and anti-oppression lens to all the
work we do, because we believe that in order to create true change we must uproot all systems
of oppression in all spaces.
MORE ABOUT AORTA
AORTA, founded in 2010, is a national cooperative of skilled consultants with decades of
experience as trainers, educators, organizers, and facilitators. We are a queer, multi-racial, and
feminist organization devoted to working for social justice. We base our work in the belief that
racial, economic, and gender justice are both possible and necessary. AORTA has guided many
organizations through turbulent moments of growth and transformation with our expertise in
planning, training, and equity work. We have supported hundreds of nonprofit organizations,
democratic workplaces, universities and student groups, and initiatives for a more just world.
Our trainers assist in crafting strategic plans; developing conflict resolution processes;
confronting issues of power, privilege, and oppression; drafting policies; and devising plans for
robust community engagement, all while supporting effective process.
MISSION: WHAT WE DO
cinéSPEAK is a Philadelphia-based art house cinema that engages diverse audiences through our independent, repertory and foreign film programming; creating space and centering the stories of individuals and communities that are often underrepresented in mainstream cinema, with a specific focus on cause-based filmmaking.
VISION: HOW WE DO IT
We promote community togetherness and global understanding by engaging film enthusiasts while cultivating the next generation of discerning moviegoers; encouraging people to demand social justice both on-screen and throughout society.
Follow the Journey!
Join Our Mailing List:
Online Access Information
You will be provided instructions to access the digital content for this event. When and how these instructions are delivered to you is determined by the Event Organizer. To ensure access, use an up-to-date email address and avoid unsubscribing from email updates. See our Help Center
for more information.