Melanie S. Morrison and Dionardo Pizaña, facilitators

Melanie S. Morrison and Dionardo Pizaña, facilitators

April 12 & 13, 2019, in Southfield, Michigan

An Advanced Workshop for Doing Our Own Work Graduates

This workshop is now full. To add your name to the waiting list, fill out the registration form; say “waiting list” in the notes section, and submit. DO NOT send us a deposit until you know that there is a space for you.

In Doing Our Own Work, we stress that the work of anti-racist white people must always be grounded in accountability with people of color. If white people act unilaterally, eager to impose their solutions and interventions, they may very well replicate old oppressive patterns and do more harm than good.

This two-day workshop offers the opportunity to dig deeper and ask what accountability looks like and how relationships of accountability can be developed and sustained in ways that are life giving to all concerned. Utilizing small and large group discussion, films and other media, structured learning activities, and the experiences participants bring, we will explore these topics and issues:

  • Exploring what accountability looks like at the four levels of racism and change: personal, interpersonal, cultural, and institutional.

  • The qualities and commitments that accountability requires.

  • Examining what it means to be accountable in our spheres of influence.

  • How to initiate relationships of accountability in non-oppressive ways.

  • How to seek out and listen deeply to feedback.

  • How to sit with discomfort and honor anger.

  • How to cultivate and embody cultural humility.

Enrollment is limited to graduates of Doing Our Own Work: An Anti-Racism Seminar for White People.

  • Dates and times: April 12 & 13, 2019 (9:00 am – 5:00 pm both days)

  • Facilitators: Dionardo Pizaña and Melanie S. Morrison (bios)

  • Location: Northwest Unitarian Universalist Church, 23925 Northwestern Hwy, Southfield, MI 48075 (a barrier-free facility).

  • Cost: $250. The cost includes program, resource materials, snacks, and beverages.
    A $75 non-refundable deposit will reserve your place in the workshop. Scholarships are available. We are committed to making this workshop financially accessible.

For information about the seminar or about scholarships contact us.