A highly experiential 2-day workshop for People of Color to explore how we hurt ourselves and each other, living in a racist society.
People of Color Caucus: Internalized Racism
Featuring Theatre of the Oppressed and other interactive approaches.
All People of Color (including multi-heritage / mixed race) are welcome.
In this workshop, we will:
• Uncover internalized racism – internalized stereotypes and other painful / oppressive messages that we may have taken on from dominant white culture.
• Investigate internalized “whiteness”.
• Untangle intra-group oppression, between People of Color.
• Explore ways to be better allies to each other.
• Move towards action and the creation of a more just future.
There is tremendous value in People of Color coming together to dismantle racism (and other systemic “isms”.) There is much inner work that we ourselves can do to create an environment that supports People of Color to be whole, healthy, and powerful as individuals and as communities. Through examining our own, sometimes unaware, internalization of stereotypes, violence, and other historical trauma, this workshop will be an opportunity to creatively use our experiences to help create a more equitable and humane world for all.
We consider this workshop a valuable step towards a place where People of Color and all people can share each other’s stories, do genuine healing, and take effective action in solidarity.
Our approach recognizes and addresses personal as well as institutional racism. We pay particular attention to the more subtle ways racism plays out in the U.S. Though applied theater-based activities will be our primary tool, no acting experience is necessary!!
A counterpart workshop for White people, “Uprooting Racism For White Folks” took place in January 2016.
Mandala Center for Change has a commitment to initiate and facilitate honest and healthy Diversity Dialogues.
Contact us to learn more.
Mon. July 10 & Tues. July 11, 2017
9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
(You must commit to both days in their entirety.)
Port Townsend, WA, USA
US $225; US $195 if paid by May 1st
($$ arrangements available based on need; no one turned away. Financial aid policy.)
Send $50 (per person, non-refundable) deposit to:
498 35th St.
Port Townsend, WA 98368
(PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE, & E-MAIL)
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