Anti-Racism Workshop: Real Work for White Folks
Most anti-racism trainings for white folks are designed to build a knowledge-base about racism in order to create behavior change among participants. Our training is unique because it goes deeper than the intellectual and seeks to cultivate the necessary emotional strength and resilience to recognize and work to address racism in ourselves, our communities, and our country.
Through Restorative Justice practices we will engage in self-reflection, dialogue, and group activities to...
Consciously move from heads to hearts in our discussions around race
Develop mindful awareness and greater control over our stress responses in conversations about racism or our own biases
Recognize and respond to micro-aggressions through restorative conversations
Tie together economic and racial oppression, and issues of equity, to foster solidarity across lines of race
Explore ways to have meaningful conversations about race within our families and across political divides
Katherine Culberg directs the Restorative Reentry program at Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth (RJOY). Her passion for and commitment to restorative justice continues to grow, particularly as it relates to racial reconciliation.
Julie Shackford-Bradley is the coordinator of the Restorative Justice Center at UC Berkeley. Her work in colleges and universities has led her to focus on ways to facilitate better communication around social justice issues and organizing, as well as harms associated with racial bias.