Confronting Systemic Racism: 5-Week Workshop for White People

June 21st—July 19th

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  • $80 Sustaining
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Room: Tantra Shrine Room

Boston's Anti-Racism Collaborative (ARC) is offering a 5-week workshop designed to help the Boston Shambhala Community come to a deeper understanding of personal and structural racism, and then bridge that understanding into commitments of social action. At the end of the workshop you will have a solid plan for addressing racism in your life and specific area of focus.
By coming together as a community we can examine our experiential roles in the dynamics of systemic racism and find the next step in framing our roles in social justice movements. The course is geared to talk openly about our lived experience in a racist and oppressive society as well as move beyond words toward action to dismantle racism, whether in our own personal sphere or in our communities.  This class will address the myriad of emotions and feelings of guilt that often stop white people from talking about and confronting racism around them.
Please note that this course is exclusively meant for white members of the Boston Shambhala Center. ARC believes that educating and working through being white in a racist society is a labor meant to be shouldered by white people and not people of color (as historical leaders of color have emphasized). With this lens, Shambhala Boston and ARC decided this course could make room for white people to support each other in our efforts to confront systemic racism.

Tuition is $80 per person. Sliding-scale need-based scholaships are available from ARC. Since this is an outside program being presented at the Boston Shambhala Center, registration through their site (below) is required.

[Register Here]

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