In this workshop, we will discuss the specific work that white people need to do with one another to dismantle racism and white supremacy, and how to leverage our social capital to have difficult but necessary conversations. All white folks need to talk about racial justice this year, including those of us who already consider ourselves allies in the movement. Those conversation are opportunities to discuss what we can do to address racism in ourselves and our communities, and to challenge the scapegoating of “other” White people- especially working class White folks and/or White folks living in rural or rust belt towns. We will discuss the historic precedent of white Christians organizing in the Civil Rights movement, and make connections to current movement building work. There will be opportunity for role play and discussion.
Mark Koenig, Presbyterian Church (USA); Nora Leccese, Presbyterian Church (USA)