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Workshop 9: Ignore-ance of White Identity

Workshop 9: Ignore-ance of White Identity
Workshop 9: Ignore-ance of White Identity

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  • To consider "Whiteness" . . . is not an attack on people, whatever their skin color. Instead, (it) is an attempt to think critically about...
  • Activity Minutes Welcoming and Entering 0 Opening 10 Activity 1: Putting "White" on the Table 15 Activity 2: Discovering Whiteness 35...
  • If you are a White person, meditate or journal about how you discovered your "whiteness." What role has Whiteness played in your life? If...
  • Materials for Activity Sign-in sheet and pen or pencil Name tags for participants (durable or single-use) and bold markers Optional: Music...
  • Preparation for Activity Practice reading the chalice lighting aloud. Review participant evaluations from the previous workshop. Discuss...
  • Materials for Activity Leader Resource 1, Putting "White" on the Table Preparation for Activity Print Leader Resource 1 and familiarize...
  • Materials for Activity Handout 1, Discovering Whiteness Newsprint, markers, and tape Preparation for Activity Copy Handout 1 for all...
  • Materials for Activity Handout 2, Whiteness Defined Brainstorming list from Activity 2 Newsprint, markers, and tape Preparation for...
  • Materials for Activity Workshop 2, Leader Resource 2, Serial Testimony Protocol Newsprint, markers, and tape Preparation for Activity...
  • Materials for Activity Lined paper and pens/pencils Taking It Home Leader Resource 2, Instructions for the Journey Preparation for Activity...
  • Take a few moments right after the workshop to ask each other: What went well? What didn't? Why? What do you think was the best moment of...
  • Materials for Activity Film clips that show White privilege at work. Computer or DVD player or projector Preparation for Activity Obtain...
  • To consider "Whiteness" . . . is not an attack on people, whatever their skin color. Instead, (it) is an attempt to think critically about...
  • I was born White and have been that way for more than 60 years. The first 18 of those years can best be described as a period of "cultural...
  • By Dr. Gregory Jay, Professor of English, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. March 17, 2005. Read this piece online . "Whiteness... " is...
  • Read these sentences aloud in pairs, pausing briefly between the two items in each pair, and pausing again after each pair is read. This is...
  • By Pat Schneider
    From Another River: New and Selected Poems (Amherst Writers and Artists Press, 2005). Used with permission. The self you leave behind is...
  • The UUA Multicultural Growth & Witness staff group offers resources, curricula, trainings, and tools to help Unitarian Universalist...

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