DOING OUR OWN WORK: An Anti-Racism Seminar for White People
Thu, September 06, 2018
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DOING OUR OWN WORK: An Anti-Racism Seminar for White People

Part 1: September 6, 7, 8, 9 – Pilgrim United Church of Christ, Durham, NC

Part 2: October 11, 12, 13, 14 – Trinity Ave Presbyterian Church, Durham, NC

Thurs. evening, 9-5 on Friday, 9-5 on Saturday, and 1-5:00 Sunday afternoon

Doing Our Own Work is an intensive seminar for white people who seek to deepen their commitment to confronting white privilege and challenging racism in all its forms. Offering more than 40 hours of “class time,” Doing Our Own Work equips participants with the analysis, skills, and tools needed to be more effective anti-racist allies. This seminar provides a context for in-depth reflection, learning and dialogue as participants work to deepen their knowledge of systemic racism, offer each other support and accountability, grow beyond shame and guilt, and practice the skills of interrupting racism.

Leader: Melanie S. Morrison, Ph.D., is founder and executive director of Allies for Change, a national network of anti-oppression educators. As an anti-racism educator, activist, and author, she has 30 years experience designing and facilitating transformational group process. In 1994, she founded Doing Our Own Work, an intensive anti-racism seminar for white people that has attracted hundreds of participants throughout the United States and Canada. Passionate about writing, her latest book --Murder on Shades Mountain: The Legal Lynching of Willie Peterson and the Struggle for Justice in Jim Crow Birmingham -- was published by Duke University Press in March. Melanie believes it is possible to grow ever more aware of the depth and complexity of injustice without surrendering our capacity for compassion, joy, and hope.

Cost: $475. Scholarships available.Contact: RCWMS, 919-683-1236,
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