Jesuits West Collaborative Organizing for Racial Equity (CORE) is offering a program titled “Wrestling with Whiteness,” facilitated by Annie Fox, Jesuits West Provincial assistant for Social Ministry Organizing. The program runs the five Thursdays after Easter: April 8, April 15, April 22, April 29 and May 6 from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. PT.
This training will create a shared understanding of whiteness, reflect on how it lives in us and shapes our lives, and utilize the gifts of Ignatian spirituality to prayerfully consider how we free ourselves to think and act outside of the dictates of white dominant culture. Participants will learn to articulate their own story of whiteness and analyze how their work is impacted by implicit bias and white supremacy, with a particular focus on how our faith institutions perpetuate these dynamics. Finally, participants will get equipped with tactics to train, organize and move other white people in the work of dismantling white supremacy.
There will be about an hour of assigned prep-work for each session, a combination of readings, videos, prayer and reflection questions.
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Several members of our Canisius community completed the course in 2020. For more information on their experiences, please contact Sarah Signorino, director of Mission & Identity, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, director, Office of Mission & Identity