An Introduction to Grassroots Anti-Racist Organizing
This is an anti-racist training workshop for grassroots social justice activists who want to work for racial justice and challenge white privilege in all their social justice work. It is a project of the Challenging White Supremacy Workshops of San Francisco.
GOALS: The workshop will introduce participants to:
* An historical analysis of the U.S. white supremacy system and the legacies of resistance to white supremacy in communities of color;
WHEN AND WHERE: The workshop will meet on Sundays from 4pm to 7:30pm in San Francisco. The location is near BART and bus stops, and is accessible by bike. Car parking is challenging. The workshop is on the third floor of a building without elevators.
DRAFT AGENDA (subject to change):
* Friday night, Sat/Sunday March 5,6 & 7: Orientation+++
RACIAL JUSTICE PLACEMENTS:
Every participant will be expected to volunteer 6-8 hours per week in a racial justice organization. cws will arrange placements for all participants, unless you are already volunteering or working with a racial justice organization. A partial listing (as of December 2004) of cws racial justice placements for Spring 2005 include:
Books not Bars (a project of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights), California Coalition for Women Prisoners, Californians for Justice, Childcare Collective, Critical Resistance, Freedom Archives, Greenaction, Just Cause Oakland, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, POWER: People Organized to Win Employment Rights, and the San Francisco Day Labor Program.
'WORKSHOP AS A LABORATORY' PROGRAM:
The workshop program is based on the concept that anti-racist analysis and practice go hand in hand to create 'reflective action.' As a workshop participant, you will have the opportunity to:
* Practice and Model Respectful Behavior' to challenge white privilege;
COSTS: $10 with application, $125 registration; = $135 total.