A Deeper Focus


R.A.C.E. Matters to present a community workshop on building coalition on May 19


Women’s March SLO is honored to co-host an introductory workshop entitled Preparing to Put in the Work: Intersectionality in Action, organized by R.A.C.E. Matters SLO County.  This community workshop, which will be held from 9 am to 4pm on May 19 at Cal Poly, serves as a precursor to the longer Putting in the Work series being planned by R.A.C.E. Matters later in the year. Participants will explore the concept of coalition work through an examination of the work of Bernice Johnson Reagon, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Mary C. Waters, Robert Jensen, Tim Wise, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and other racial/social justice scholars.

Preparing to Put In the Work provides participants with a shame-free, guilt-free environment in which to consider white privilege and the extent to which they may unknowingly benefit from and participate in the oppression of people of color. Most importantly, it begins the conversation on how to leverage white privilege in the pursuit of a more just and equitable community.

The Lead Facilitator, Dr. Leola Dublin Macmillan, will be joined by local grief expert Donna Helete, trauma specialist Artemisia Shine, and a facilitation team comprised of people of color, students, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and other marginalized members of society.

All are welcome to join this community workshop, but participants must be 18 years or older.  Registration is limited to 50 participants.  Click here for more information and for tickets.  Full and partial scholarships are available.  Click here to apply.

Unable to attend on May 19th? “Preparing to Put in the Work” one-day workshop will be offered again on June 22 and June 29. Location TBD.

Ecologistics is a proud sponsor of R.A.C.E. Matters  Donations can be made to the organization here by choosing R.A.C.E. Matters from the dropdown menu.

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