Exploring White Identity Workshop

Overview

These workshops are for people who want to learn about and discuss the inherent privileges that come with being White. This can be the first step for self-reflection and assuming greater personal responsibility for eliminating racism.
 
Participants will have an opportunity to talk about the racial self-perceptions of White people and the realities of racism, privilege, and the normalization of Whiteness.

Session 1

Monday, July 20, 2020

2:00pm-4:00pm

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Session 2

Wednesday, July 22nd

9:00am-11:00am

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Session 3

Thursday, July 23rd

1:00pm-3:00pm

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These workshops were developed at the request of several faculty and staff members (who identify as White) that had attended other training sessions related to race and specifically wanted a space in which to talk about White identity.

We first held discussion sessions on how to become better allies in spring 2017. During that semester we worked with UI faculty, staff and students, as well as Iowa City community members, to discuss individual’s experiences with race – both for individuals who identified as White and others who did not.