3.05.2005

You think you've seen it all, but...

This just in from our correspondent at Berkeley's Boalt Law School: a flyer distributed to students requesting "$100 or more" to help fund a four-day guilty hand-wringing series for Whitey. But it appears students are already paying for this nonsense, through their student fees. According to the Boalt Hall Student Association, "BHSA allocates funds to each of the student groups at Boalt Hall." The Boalt Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild is listed as one of these student groups.


Hello,

Boalt Hall's National Lawyers Guild is organizing a four-part workshop series on "Dismantling Whiteness". We would like to ask the Youth and
Education Law Society to co-sponsor the workshops. We would also like to ask you to consider making a donation of $100 or more to the workshops. The following is a brief description of the goals and logistics of theworkshop. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact me via e-mail or at 410-599-9878.
Thank you.

Sincerely, Garrett Wright

Brief description: "In this training, we will improve our skills in talking about race and race privilege. We will explore how people are socialized to think, feel, and act in ways that create and maintain white privilege, and how to confront, resist, and change racism in ourselves and our communities. We will work on an action project that addresses an aspect of white privilege."

Goals: 1) To create a safe environment where a multi-racial group of law students critically explore white privilege. This exploration will look at society generally, ourselves personally, and the legal field. 2) To explore white privilege and to support each other in doing the work of fighting it. Relevant questions are: What is white privilege? How does race work? How do we, as law students, create and maintain white privilege and oppression? How do we dismantle white privilege and oppression in our personal lives and our work?

Logistics: We are asking students to commit to attending all four sessions.

Monday, March 14 Workshop 1: What is White Privilege and Institutionalized White Supremacy?

Monday, March 28 Workshop 2: White Privilege/Internalized Racism

Monday, April 11 Workshop 3: Being An Ally/Preparing for Action

Monday, April 25 Workshop 4: Action Projects

All workshops will be held from 6 pm – 7:30 pm.
For participants: Donation requested; no one turned away for lack of funds. Deadline for registration is Friday, March 11 by 5pm.

Trainers: Aryeh Shell is an anti-racism educator, popular theater artist and social justice organizer. She currently teaches a Confronting Racism Seminar through the Social Welfare Department at UC Berkeley and has taught numerous anti-racism workshops and trainings using popular education and Theatre of the Oppressed techniques. She founded the Herstories Project, a multi-racial collective of women that explores issues of identity and alliance-building through ritual theater, oral history and ancestral exploration. She works with Mayfair Improvement Initiative, an immigrant rights organization and Teatro Vision, a Chicano-based theater company in San Jose, developing popular theater for social change. She is getting her Master's degree from SFSU in Education: Equity and Social Justice and has taken extensive course work with Challenging White Supremacy and Isoke Femi's Soul of Justice.

Jonathan Brack is a youth leader and an anti-racism educator. He has co-instructed the Confronting Racism Seminar through UC Berkeley's Social Welfare Department and theBerkeley YWCA's Racial Justice Programs for the last 3 years. Jonathan received his B.A. in History, with an emphasis on African American culture and education from UC Berkeley. As an undergraduate he worked on several student initiatives including the fight to repeal SP-1 and SP-2, the Black Recruitment and Retention Center (B.R.R.C.) as well as the African American Student Development Office. Currently he is the director of the Berkeley Scholars to Cal Program, a long-term academic mentoring program that seeks the admission of a cohort of forty Chicano/Latino and African American youth into UC Berkeley or another top-ranked university. Jonathan was just recently admitted to the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education where he will pursue a PhD starting in the fall of 2005.






Dismantling Whiteness

In this training, we will improve our skills in talking about race and race privilege. We will explore how people are socialized to think, feel, and act in ways that create and maintain white privilege, and how to confront, resist, and change racism in ourselves and our communities. We will work on an action project that addresses an aspect of white privilege.

We ask students to commit to attending all four sessions.

Monday, March 14
Monday, March 28
Monday, April 11
Monday, April 25

6 pm – 7:30 pm

By donation; no one turned away for lack of funds.
Workshop Trainers
Aryeh Shell is an anti-racism educator, popular theater artist and social justice organizer. She currently teaches a Confronting Racism Seminar through the Social Welfare Department at UC Berkeley and has taught numerous anti-racism workshops and trainings using popular education and Theatre of the Oppressed techniques.

Jonathan Brack is a youth leader and an anti-racism educator. He has co-instructed the Confronting Racism Seminar through UC Berkeley's Social Welfare Department and the Berkeley YWCA's Racial Justice Programs for the last 3 years.

To register or for more information, contact Garrett Wright: gwright@berkeley.edu

Register by 5pm Friday, March 11.
Sponsored by National Lawyers Guild.

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