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Power with not Power Over: Accountability in Action for White Women

  • 2100 Building 2100 24th ave Seattle, Wa 98144 (map)

Date: June 21st 9-3:30pm

Location: 2100 Building more info and register here

(Image credit Janna Yashchuk).

In the United States, white women comprise over 80% of employees in nonprofits of all kinds, as well as in education and nursing. As the dominant group in these and other service-oriented professions, we have a responsibility to be accountable for our racial privilege and its impacts. In this workshop, we will work from the crossroads of white privilege/supremacy, internalized sexism and patriarchy. There is a tension here that we must notice, feel and understand. As white people who are targeted by sexism, we get to look at the potential we have yet to step into where gender and race overlap. We must also be responsible and accountable for both our racial privilege and for undoing our internalized sexism.

Key Topics covered:

  • Strengthen our understanding of racial equity and community liberation

  • Power with not power over requires us to know our power, to be powerful and to use our gatekeeping status for liberation

  • Based on feedback and requests from women of color colleagues and friends, this training will explore how to ground into our personal power and share power more gracefully in anti-racism and liberation strategies.

Accountability:

Our colleagues of color have asked us to host this training, their perspective informs the content and we are in regular communication with them to apply feedback.