Dialogue: Racism WorkshopThe healing of racism through education and dialogue in a safe and supportive environment.
January 29th 2017
No Deadline, Just Come 🙂
Registration limited to the first 50 people who signup.
Two Day Workshop co-presented by Cherry Steinwender, Executive Director and Co-founder of the Center for the Healing of Racism and Lucy McLaughlin, RN BSN MEd MCHES
Participants will examine what has led to racism in today’s world through multisensory experiences in a safe, loving atmosphere –viewing films, questioning, sharing experiences and coming to know fellow participants.
TOPICS COVERED OVER TWO DAYS
- Defining prejudice and racism: Overview of the history of intolerance in America
- How racism is perpetuated: Childhood experiences, misinformation and segregation
- Unaware racism and White Privilege: Confronting this country’s history of White Privilege
- Stereotypes, and how they affect us: The deep-rooted stereotypes and dehumanizing caricatures that have fueled anti-Black prejudice
- Cultural racism: Native-Americans, Hispanics, Italians, Irish, Religious groups, etc.
- Internalized racism: When the anger, hurt and frustration turn inward. Exploration of discrimination that exists between the lighter-skinned and darker-skinned members of the same community and how it affects young women within the African, Caribbean, and South Asian Diasporas
- Institutionalized racism: The systems that affect us daily: media, justice system, educational system, health care system, and economic system. Michelle Alexander’s “The New Jim Crow”, etc.
- Next steps: Ways to put this knowledge into action
Saturday, February 11th
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday, February 12th
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Boca Raton
2601 St. Andrews Boulevard
Boca Raton, FL 33434
To dispel fears, get to know each other, and stop separation.
Dialogue:Racism provides a safe, respectful and loving atmosphere for individuals to learn new information, share their experiences, and ask questions.
The tickets cost $25.00 which includes lunch on Saturday and refreshments on both days. You can pay using PayPal or with advance notice, you can also pay by cash or check upon entry. Call 561-482-200, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to our Facebook page, to reserve your spot today!
The Dialogue:Racism Workshop is made possible by a grant from the UUFBR Endowment Fund
The Workshop is also listed as an event on Facebook, so you can easily share with others 🙂
Topics Covered Over The Two Days
Defining prejudice and racism
Overview of the history of intolerance in America
How racism is perpetuated
Childhood experiences, misinformation and segregation
Unaware racism and White Privilege
Confronting this country’s history of White Privilege
Stereotypes, and how they affect us
The deep-rooted stereotypes and dehumanizing caricatures that have fueled anti-Black prejudice
Native-Americans, Hispanics, Italians, Irish, Religious groups, etc.
When the anger, hurt and frustration turn inward. Exploration of discrimination that exists between the lighter-skinned and darker-skinned members of the same community and how it affects young women within the African, Caribbean, and South Asian Diasporas
The systems that affect us daily: media, justice system, educational system, health care system, and economic system. Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow, etc.
Ways to put this knowledge into action
Men hate each other because they fear each other, and they fear each other because they don’t know each other, and theydon’tknoweachotherbecausetheyareoftenseparatedfromeachother.
~Dr. Martin Luther King
Free in Faith l Diverse in Thought l United in Caring l Committed to Action
Executive Director and co-founder of the Center for the Healing of Racism
Mrs. Steinwender co-authored Dialogue:Racism, a seminar that examines the history and sociological phenomenon of racism in the United States. She is the author of Bread is A Simple Food, Teaching Children About Cultures.
Mrs. Steinwender has conducted workshops for delegations from South and Central America, Africa, South Asia and Europe who were guests of the U.S. State Department and interested in learning about American racism.
She has worked with counselors, social workers, various municipal agencies, faith-based groups, corporate America, (which includes Shell Oil Company), as well as students from elementary through college and university levels.
Under her leadership, the Center was profiled in the publication, One America for the 21st Century, a study of race in America commissioned by President Bill Clinton. She has also conducted intensive weekend workshops in cities across the United States.
Mrs. Steinwender served on the Houston Community College Racial Awareness Program (RAP), a task force established to engender a greater understanding of the problem of racism within the campus community, the Advisory Board of the Center for Principle Leadership, and the Advisory Board of North America College and Advisory Council of the Office of Reconciliation Ministries. Mrs. Steinwender is highly involved in working with students in the University of Houston Internship program.
Among her most cherished awards, Mrs. Steinwender received the 2013 Gandhi, King, Ikeda: A Legacy of Building Peace award, which is given to a person who works to further the ideal of world peace, and the 2013 Diversity Champion Award.
Mrs. Steinwender has been a guest on several television and radio talk shows locally, nationally and internationally, and has been interviewed for feature articles in area newspapers and magazines.
Lucy McLaughlin is a health educator with a background in pediatric nursing. She has been involved in health prevention education for 30 years with organizations such as the American Heart Association, American Red Cross, and a corporation health company in Houston, Texas. Over the last 10 years Ms. McLaughlin has and continues to be a Public Speaker for cancer prevention for MD Anderson Cancer Center.
She has been a member of the Center for the Healing of Racism since 1995 and has attended and participated in numerous events sponsored by the Center. Her passion for the mission and vision of the Center led her to serve as Co-Executive Director for the Center from 2010-2012. Some of her activities with the Center over the last ten years include facilitating and developing various workshops on racial healing for venues around the country.
Lucy McLaughlin RN BSN MEd MCHES
Co-Facilitator and Board member of the Center of the Healing of Racism