Dialogue: Racism Workshop

The healing of racism through education and dialogue in a safe and supportive environment.

Registration Deadline

January 29th 2017

No Deadline, Just Come 🙂

 

Registration limited to the first 50 people who signup.

WHO

This program brought to you by Healing Justice Group The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Boca Raton in conjunction with The Center for the Healing Racism.

WHAT

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

WHEN

Day 1

Saturday, February 11th

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Day 2

Sunday, February 12th

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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WHERE

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Boca Raton

2601 St. Andrews Boulevard

Boca Raton, FL 33434

uufbr.org

561-482-2001

WHY

To dispel fears, get to know each other, and stop separation.

HOW

Dialogue:Racism provides a safe, respectful and loving atmosphere for individuals to learn new information, share their experiences, and ask questions.

HOW MUCH

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 admin@uufbr.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 🙂

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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

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, The New Jim Crow, etc.

Next steps

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    Diverse in Thought   l   United in Caring   l   Committed to Action

Workshop Facilitators

Cherry Steinwender

Cherry Steinwender

Executive Director and co-founder of the Center for the Healing of Racism

Learn More about Cherry Here

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

Lucy McLaughlin RN BSN MEd MCHES

Co-Facilitator and Board member of the Center of the Healing of Racism