Attend the Workshop

Are you tired of shaking your head in resigned exasperation about the current state of race equity in this country? Do you want to gain a more informed and constructive point of view on systemic racism?  Do you want to join a new community focused on re-designing inequitable systems? 

Join Margenett Moore-Roberts and Alethea Cheng Fitzpatrick for:

Going There: Brave spaces for healthy conversations @ [Race]

A workshop for people of all races who are ready to create a new reality around race equity.

With the help of the Scene on Radio Seeing White podcast, we will explore the intentional design of systemic racism in America and:

  • confront our own complicity in race-based systems
  • affirm our power to redesign systems that promote, maintain, or exacerbate race inequity
  • cultivate and enable new communities of change agents to identify, disrupt and re-design inequitable systems

Join us.

Workshop dates and times are listed below. Act quickly as registration will be limited to 25 participants for each cohort.

In the spirit of inclusion we want the workshop to be accessible to motivated individuals across all socio-economic groups so we are offering a limited number of “pay-what-you-can” spots. If price is prohibiting you from attending, please email: facilitators@goingthere.co and we will work with you to reach a price within your budget.

Cohort One (in-person) - May 2018

Registration for Cohort One is limited to the first 25 participants
For My Sweet: 1103 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Session One: May 12 - 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Session Two: May 19 - 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

This event has passed.

Cohort Two (virtual) - June 2018

Registration for Cohort Two is limited to the first 25 participants
Video Sessions

Tuesdays in June from 7pm - 9pm ET
June 5, 12, 19, 26

Access and login instructions will be provided immediately prior to the first session

 
 
 
 

About the Seeing White podcast

Seeing White is a 14-part documentary series exploring whiteness and systemic racism in America—where it came from, what it means, and how it works. We will use the Seeing White podcast as common, foundational knowledge for the workshop. We request that all participants listen to this podcast prior to attending. 

 Get the SEEING WHITE podcast

 
 
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About Going There

KNOWLEDGE, AWARENESS, CONNECTION & ACTION

Lose any friends during the 2016 Presidential election? Still avoiding family gatherings with folks you really love but can't connect with because you don't want to risk an uncomfortable conversation?

The tradition of avoiding difficult conversations in our society has long had a polarizing impact on our communities and country. We seek comfort and validation for our own perspectives from like-minded comrades, reinforcing systems of beliefs that are rooted in partial knowledge, a lack of awareness and limited connection to a broader set of people and perspectives.

Going There focuses on knowledge, awareness, and direct connection to provide a constructive framework for exploring a broader set of perspectives and an opportunity to develop an evolved, more informed system of beliefs to enable conversations that have traditionally been too difficult to have. We want to cultivate and enable new communities of change agents to address biased systems and create a new reality for equity in this country.

 

 Margenett Moore-Roberts
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Race Equity: A New Reality

 

Systemic racism is the compounded result of centuries of legislation, customs and manufactured beliefs that were designed to intentionally elevate the White race over all other races for the benefit of economic, social and political power. 

Systemic racism is the root cause of race inequity.

Since details about the race-based agenda used to establish this country were omitted, hidden, from mainstream education, most of us do not have an accurate and/or healthy understanding of race and racism. Instead, we learn about race through experiencing the elevation of one race and the oppression of other races - both of which are harmful to all of us.

As individuals, we perpetuate, influence, and/or benefit from these racially inequitable systems every day, unwittingly allowing this country to continue to operate as it does.

It is insidious and has been allowed to infest every facet of our society, causing generations of havoc - confusion, frustration, resentment, anger, hatred, disconnection -  between races.

In order for race equity to become a reality, the systems that have historically advantaged White people over Non-White people must be identified and redesigned to promote equity for all races.

It is up to us to disrupt the systems that promote supremacy and oppression and rebuild those systems to promote restorative equity.