Standing Up to Racism

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Workshop, Civics & Community

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Program Description


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

In this popular 4-week, 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.

We will also feature a guest speaker, Tanisha Johnson, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Seacoast Chapter.

Registration required – this workshop is limited to 12 participants. Your attendance is expected at all four sessions.

Each Zoom session will be two hours. 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 four weeks. The workshop includes a broad offering of content and material from which participants are encouraged to customize their learning. There will be ample time for discussion for the whole class and in smaller, break out groups.

This workshop is very popular and usually has a long waiting list – we urge you to register only if you are certain you’re able to make this time commitment.

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.

Tanisha Johnson is currently an Exeter, NH resident. She was raised in New Jersey and spent much of her adulthood in Pennsylvania. She has over 10 years of experience in nonprofit management within community service, youth programs, mental health, and wellness services. In July 2020, Tanisha co-founded the Black Lives Matter Seacoast Chapter. She also serves on the Racial Unity Team Board as Vice Chair of the Board along with the Program Chair for the organization.

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