Community Action Against Racism: REGISTRATION for Anti Racism Training Dec. 3

Monday, November 14, 2011

Sounds like a good thing to me.

In partnership with Facing Race, CAAR is pleased to announce that it is hosting a FREE anti-racism training for volunteers and supporters. This is a rare opportunity to shake internal racism and oppression in the Hmong American community. The training will happen Saturday, Dec. 3 from 3-5:30 pm. Location will be announced for those who are pre-registered. Limited spots available so register today! Refreshments will be provided during the training.

REQUIREMENTS: Hmong American, any age, must be willing to facilitate 2-4 conversation circles after the training.

More info:

The New Conversations®: Uncovering the 5 Myths That Support Racism dialogue explores five of the broader cultural myths prevalent in our society that contribute to difficulty in gaining traction around dismantling racism. Based on the work of Dr Peggy McIntosh, this interactive workshop explores some of the myths that help to preserve white privilege; meritocracy, manifest destiny, white racelessness, monoculture, and white moral elevation. The dialogue starts with the premise that racism is systemic/institutional. Whole group and partner exercises are utilized, and participants are asked to consider specific actions they can take to end racism. Special attention will be paid to how these myths affect the Hmong experience in the United States.

Register here.