Racism has had a deeply damaging and divisive effect on each of us individually and a strong impact on our systems and institutions. Understanding and healing from the effects of racism as individuals is necessary to successfully create better thinking and action in all parts of our lives, including our philanthropy. Building close and powerful relationships will strengthen our skills in ending racism and take action with more clarity.
This session is participatory. We will be doing the basic work of ending racism - building our connections, overcoming the early defeats and discouragements, and putting our minds on the elimination of racism. We will listen fully to one another in pairs and groups, while encouraging expression of the personal hurts experienced from racism. We will explore the impact of racism on each of us, our society and societal institutions.
This training is for women who are looking to:
- Explore our own relationships to privilege and oppression
- Strengthen our analysis of the intersection of oppressions many people face
- Strengthen their role and skills in ending racism
- Come to a shared understanding of the terms “race,” “prejudice,” “bias,” “social justice” and “social justice philanthropy”
- Become better allies
This training will be led by Washington Women's Foundation member Maura Fallon. Maura has extensive experience facilitating change in multi-cultural environments as well as professional expertise in anti-racism work and leading social justice trainings. She is an Executive Coach and Organization Development Consultant.
Please bring a brown bag lunch to this event. In order to facilitate deep connections, capacity is limited to the first 30 WA Women's Foundation members who register.