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Exploring Class and Race Intersections

Saturday, February 10, 2018
9:30 am - 5:00 pm

2100 Building - Seattle, WA

February 10, 2018
9:30 AM – 5 PM

2100 Building
Seattle, WA

$50 – $150 sliding scale

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Vassily Kandinsky, 1913, Color Study, Squares with Concentric Circles

You are invited to an experiential workshop in which we will reflect and dialogue about the critical intersection between class and race.

The workshop will be highly interactive and experiential. Specific goals are:

1.) Developing a shared understanding and framework for discussing class and race
2.) Understanding how race and class have operated structurally throughout history
3.) Increasing awareness of our own racial and class identities and how dominant cultural norms show up in institutions
4.) Deepening our understanding of the need for action

We bring several assumptions into the workshop that we want to share in advance:

> The focus of the workshop is on class and race, though we acknowledge other aspects of personal identity are no less important
> We cannot talk about class without talking about race
> Our class and race backgrounds are formative in how we interact in the world
> Classism and racism are systemic, not just individual
> We absorb the conditioning of racism and classism and internalize feelings of superiority or inferiority
> Whenever those who benefit from oppressive systems do not actively resist, we are complicit
> Undoing racism and classism requires honest reflection, dialogue and discomfort

Meet Your Facilitator

Anita Garcia Morales received her BA and Teaching Degree from the University of Washington. She retired from Seattle Public Schools after 30+ years of teaching students and coaching/mentoring teachers. Anita is a Courage & Renewal Facilitator, a Positive Discipline Certified Associate, and a Class Action Certified Trainer. Anita facilitates race and equity workshops with community groups, students, and educators and works with immigrant families who are just learning to navigate the complexities of their newly adopted home. The common thread that runs through all that Anita does is her focus on social justice and equity and her desire to help create more welcoming environments for members of traditionally marginalized groups so that they may thrive more consistently and more successfully.

About Our Venue

2100 Building in South Seattle – 2100 24th Ave. S

The 2100 Building is home to over a dozen non-profit organizations. The new three level building is located just north of the intersection of Rainier Avenue South and Martin Luther King Jr. Way.

Registration & Details

Please register at Workshop size is limited.

Cost is a sliding scale of $50 – $150. You will be asked to mail a check or use PayPal at the end of registration.

Please bring a lunch (refrigerator is available).

Questions about this retreat?

Contact Jill Boone

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