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Dismantling Racism Workshop on Oct. 13-14

The next Dismantling Racism Workshop at ERUUF will be Friday and Saturday, Oct. 13-14, 2017. The workshop is all day (8:30 am-4:30 pm), both days, and will be held in the Fellowship Hall at ERUUF. 

The sign up deadline is past and applications are no longer being accepted for the Oct. workshop.  We hope to offer another Dismantling Racism workshop in the Spring, 2018.

ERUUF is reserving up to half of the available spots for participants from five People-of-Color-led organizations with whom we work as partners.

ERUUFians and Community Partners who want to attend the October workshop should apply online using the form below. Space is limited and priority for ERUUFians will be given to active members. Meals will be provided. The only cost to participants will be a $10 registration fee (scholarships available).

The deadline for applying is August 25, 2017. If ERUUF member applications exceed the available space, we will create a waiting list and do what we can to accommodate those who want to participate in this or future workshops. The workshops are coordinated by ERUUF’s Change Team who will be tabling during July and August to answer questions.

The Dismantling Racism workshop will be facilitated by Tema Okun and co-facilitators from Dismantling Racism Works who form a multi-racial team with extensive experience helping people and organizations who want to build and live into a commitment to racial equity. Their approach is to develop a common language and a shared understanding of the history of racism in our society, including our history of oppression and white privilege. The Dismantling Racism process is intended to build community and shared commitment.

The two-day workshop agenda includes: storytelling based on our life experience, a look at personal, institutional and cultural racism, a history of the race construct, an investigation of privilege and internalization, caucusing, and visioning. The workshop also includes laughter, silence, reflection, poetry, and more.

For specific questions, email or speak with any member of the Change Team. Members are: Elizabeth Ault, Diane Blount, Linda Brooks, Dan Grandstaff, P. Quick Hall, David Huber, Bonnie LaCroix, and Lillie Searles. Jaqueline Brett and Rev. Deborah Cayer are staff partners.