White Saviorism: Knowing Your Role in Anti-Racism, Equity, and Inclusion
The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits is hosting “White Saviorism: Knowing Your Role in Anti-Racism, Equity, and Inclusion:”
“‘It feels awkward to say “The White Community”, right? A reason for this is that whiteness is afforded the acknowledgement that white people are diverse in their cultures, thoughts, and realities. The actions of one white person, or a small group of white people, are not systemically positioned as representative of all white people. So why are we so comfortable saying “the Black, the Indigenous, the Asian, or the Muslim community”?’ – @ancestorsfuture
As White folks, we often do not seek to understand what our role is in anti-racism, equity and inclusion, even in our own workplaces and community spaces. This training will help you understand the Eight White Identities and find your role in the ongoing work of racial and social justice in our communities. All learner types were thought of when planning this training, with times for individual reflection, small group work, and full group sharing. Join us to say no to white saviorism and commit to working toward being an ally and accomplice.
- Cultural, religious, and racial tensions
- Moving from indifference to action
- The eight white identities
- White savior complex
- Interpersonal vs. systemic discrimination
- Contradictions for white folks in racial justice work
- Interrupting dominant white culture
- You will understand the levels of whiteness and identify where you are on your journey.
- You will hear stories of both marginalization and hope from MN communities.
- You will learn about white saviorism and understand your role in racial and social justice as a white person working toward being an ally and accomplice.
Due to the sensitive nature of this topic, the workshop will not be recorded so that people can show up as brave and authentic as possible.”