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When We White Helping Professionals Work with People of Color: Mixing Good Intentions, Good Practices and White Privilege
December 12, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
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ADDED: Friday, February 9, 2018 at 1230-430pm — Saturday, March 10, 830am-1230pm — Tuesday, March 20 at 830am-12.30pm — Tuesday, April 3, 830am-1230pm — Saturday, May 12, 830-12330pm
It is imperative that we white “progressive” and “liberal” helping professionals move beyond conversation and into meaningful systematic action.
What does actively working for Racial Justice mean in our professional and personal lives?
With the increase of fear, anger, and hopelessness and Oppression Fatigue that so many minorities of all types are experiencing, many white socially conscious and caring helping professionals are wondering how to best support their clients who are People of Color.
In this workshop we will overtly address the race dynamics for us non-People of Color when we are the helping professional working with a Person of Color and actively commit to making concrete changes in the systems we work in.
So much of this stuff we white people don’t talk about or we don’t know how to talk about it or we are afraid to talk about it because we don’t want to show our racism or to “appear racist”.
This workshop is grounded in the premises that racism exists, that all white people gain privilege from the systems of white supremacy, and that white people have an obligation and responsibility to understand and own our racism and privilege and, then, to actively work for racial justice. It is especially helpful if participants already have some understanding of their own privilege or are open to learning more about it. People who can join in these premises are welcome to attend.
This workshop is an opportunity for white socially conscious mental health, medical and social service providers, and other related helpers, to join together to create a supportive, informative, non-judgmental, confidential and frank space to:
-talk openly about race and our whiteness
-identify common race dynamic questions, worries, and issues that we may have, situations we have come across, and the mistakes that we white helpers often make when helping people of color
-discuss our white privilege, our overt and covert racism, and common approaches, stereotypes and judgements that white well intentioned people/professionals often have when working with People of Color
We will also review information from people of color about their experiences with white helping professionals and what they would want / need instead.
Registration: Space is limited to about 10 people. You must be https://www.eventbrite.com/e/when-we-white-helpers-help-poc-mixing-good-intentions-and-white-privilege-tickets-36552783359registered through this Eventbrite site to attend and to hold your spot.
Three tier fee: $80/person, $60/person or $40/person. Can do 50% down now with balance due at door
Two ways to pay:
(1) Register & pay at this Eventbrite site. (Eventbrite will add on their fees.)
(2) To avoid the Eventbrite fees, contact Irene for the Eventbrite registration coupon code. Then, to hold your spot, you will need to send a check for full payment directly to Irene.
(3) If you need an adjusted fee, contact Irene to make alternate payment arrangements. A deposit is still required to hold your spot.
CEU forms to submit to your boards for CEUs will be available. (Typically 3 to 3.5 CEUs have been granted. Check with your board to confirm your board’s particular requirements for acceptance, CEU allotment for workshop hours provided, etc.)
(More dates will be scheduled. This workshop is available as a staff and volunteer training. I will customize it to your workplace and the nature of the services you provide.)
General points about the workshop content and format:
1. This workshop is founded on the premises that racism exists, that all white people gain privilege from the systems of white supremacy, and that white people have an obligation and responsibility to understand and own the ways that we are racist and to actively work for racial justice. It is especially helpful if participants already have some understanding of their own privilege or are open to learning more about it. People who can join in these premises are welcome to attend.
2. In this workshop, our diversity, in all of its forms, is nurtured, valued and celebrated; including, though not limited, to sexual, affectional, gender, spiritual, racial, class, age, educational, employment, size, ability and familial diversity.
3. This workshop will incorporate lecture, group discussion, personal reflection time, and (optional) personal sharing. Folders with hand-outs, worksheets and a bibliography, as well as healthy snacks, water, tea and coffee, will be provided. We will take two short breaks.
Facilitated by: Irene Greene MSED / Greene Growth & Trainining LLC
Irene has 29+ years as a therapist, wellness and relationship coach, community organizer, and educator. She is the Chair of the MN LGBTQ+ Therapists Network, a trainer in compassion fatigue, resilience, oppression fatigue and white privilege, and is a past member of the steering committee for MN Women in Psychology.