Events & Programs

Accountability in Anti-Racism

A dialogue and embodiment series to examine the relationship of whiteness, womanhood, and personal responsibility for cultivating anti-racist culture.

Accountability in Anti-Racism is a 6-part series to examine how racialization in whiteness perpetuates racism in all of its expressions (institutional, structural, cultural, personal). This program is for white identifying women (cis gendered and trans), as well as non-binary people who feel supported in a space with women. Participation includes a commitment to attend the full 6-part series, every other week, and approximately 2 hours of reviewing resources prior to each session.

Accountability in Anti-Racism
Program Details

Accountability in Anti-Racism will bring to light how personal expressions of racism live within the bodies of white-identifying people. Specifically, for this series, the focus will be on people socialized, to any extent, as women. Working with a variety of educational resources between sessions (essays, articles, videos, podcasts), you will be called to examine how our own personal expressions of racism – conscious and unconscious – are directly linked to the norms of dominant white culture and how that relates to what we are each grappling with as we navigate anti-racism work.

Circle process facilitation will hold brave space for relationship building and equitable communication practices over the course of the series. Whole body listening and trust building will support arriving at the level of vulnerability this work requires of us, and to build our muscle for withstanding discomfort in racialized contexts. Embodiment techniques will be integrated throughout the series as energetic support and for participants to experience how the personal expression of racism is connected to our bodies. Different dialogue practices will guide conversations about the educational resources as well as how we communicate with each other. Learning, unlearning, and relearning ways to hold ourselves personally responsible for the impacts of our words, actions, and behaviors is a critical component of accountability in anti-racism.

The intention for the series is that by its conclusion, you will have clarity in naming what personal anti-racism looks like for you, how we will each hold ourselves accountable to disengaging from the harmful norms and behaviors of white supremacy culture, and the changes we envision and commit to making in the movement towards racial justice.

LOCATION

Online via Zoom with a closed captioning option.
Sessions will not be recorded.

DATES

Alternating Thursday evenings
Beginning Feb. 3, 2022
2/3, 2/17, 3/3, 3/17, 3/31, 4/14
Plus 2 hours of resource review prior to each session

TIME

6:30 – 8:30 pm
EST

A Note to Potential Participants from the Program Designers/Conveners…

We recognize this is messy work and there are many truths and ways to approach and engage in an anti-racism journey. We feel it is critical that white people move beyond our own fragility, exceptionalism, saviorism, and comfort to co-create culture, systems, and institutions that are not led by white supremacy. As facilitators, through our own self-examination in anti-racism work, we understand it is important for white people to engage with each other in community, without the labor of People of Color, to address the harms of whiteness and white supremacy culture and how we hold ourselves accountable to change.

In Service,

Mia Moore of Mia Moore Consulting, Rae Carter of EmpowR, Kristin Cantu of Well Told Films, and Kate Stephenson of HELM Construction Solutions

Reciprocity

The ‘true cost’ of the program, per person is $120.

Participation is offered on a sliding fee scale.

We ask for you to honor the following intentions with the sliding fee scale:

$0 – $100 – People with economic disparity or low income
$110 – $140 – People with an average income stream
$150 – $250 – People with a high income stream

Paying it forward above $120 helps cover the cost for those with less
AND supports financial reparations to the Vermont Professionals of Color Network

Sign Up for Accountability in Anti-Racism 6-part Series

REGISTER NOW

Registration Closes Feb. 1, 2022

CANCELLATION POLICY

Life happens! If you are unable to attend, you can pay the cost forward to help someone else attend. You can also request a refund up to 24 hours in advance. Cancellation refunds include a small fee to cover credit card costs. No refunds for cancellations within 24 hours of a program.

Supported By

Vermont Women's Fund

Financial Reparations To

VT Professionals of Color Network

Incubated By

Elevate Her VT
EmpowR Sunburst