Standing Up to Racism

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Program Type:

Workshop, Civics & Community

Age Group:

Adult
This is the first event of a series.
Registration for this event is no longer open.

Program Description

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ONLINE Standing Up to Racism
3-Week Class

Session 6: Thursdays March 4 – 18, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Session 7: Wednesday April 7 – 21, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Back by popular demand!

What does it mean to be an ally? How can we help dismantle systemic, anti-black racism?

In this 3-part, online workshop with Anne Romney, we will look at racism in all its forms – internalized, interpersonal, institutional and systemic. Topics will include white privilege, understanding the toll of microaggressions, and what it means to be an ally/accomplice in the fight for social justice – with emphasis on concrete actions people can do, small and large.

Registration required – space is limited. Attendance is expected at all three classes.

There will be homework each week of 2-3 hours, consisting of reading and videos. Total time commitment will be 12-15 hours over the course of three weeks. There will be ample time for discussion for the whole class and in smaller, break out groups.

Anne Romney is a Portsmouth resident and an educator/group facilitator who is committed to anti-racism education. She is a co-facilitator of the program White People Challenging Racism, offers a workshop on the book, Waking Up White, is a member of the Seacoast NAACP and volunteers with the Black Heritage Trail of NH. In September 2019, Anne helped organize a New England regional symposium on anti-racism organizing and, in the fall of 2019/winter 2020, was on the Portsmouth Listens Equity and Inclusion steering committee. Anne has been leading the Standing Up to Racism course at Portsmouth Public Library since June 2019.

More Info

This event will be held online on the Zoom platform. Questions or trouble connecting? Visit cityofportsmouth.com/library/news/onlineprograms.