CWS Challenging White Supremacy Workshop
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Anti-Racism for Global Justice

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Becoming an Anti-Racist Activist

Becoming an Anti-Racist Organizer
An Introduction to Grassroots Anti-Racist Organizing
Becoming an Anti-Racist Activist

Orientation: Week 1


  1. To introduce and clarify workshop history, format, agenda, principles, and expectations so that participants fully understand the process and their commitment to it.
  2. To provide the space and basis for introductions among participants so that familiarity is established and a foundation for working together in solidarity can occur.
  3. To introduce guidelines for respectful behavior that participants will use in the workshop, and that can be used in their grassroots political work.
  4. To nourish participants' visions of an anti-racist, social justice society which can strengthen their commitment to doing anti-racist organizing in grassroots political movements for the long haul.


  • Welcome; Introduction of Workshop Leadership
  • Herstories of the Institute for MultiRacial Justice and CWS
  • Introduction of Participants
  • Workshop Guidelines
  • CWS Workshop Goals
  • What is the CWS Workshop? Agenda, format, homework, community work, next week's homework Questions


  • Hold on to Your Visions
  • Workshop as a Laboratory
  • Introducing Practice and Model Respectful Behavior


    Small Groups:

  • Framing purposes of small groups of white activists
  • Telling our Stories of how we became grassroots activists
  • Frame and Practice "Active Listening"
  • Introduce "Pair n' Share" for Active Listening
  • Discussion and Questions
  • Evaluation: Constructive Criticism is an Act of Love
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