Online: Doing the Work: Discussion Series Based on the Book Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad
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In this six-week series, participants will read and share their responses to Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad.
Series leaders, Sharon Drapeau and Tamara Gropper will create a brave space for participants to be in conversation with one another around their own understanding and experience of white supremacy. As explained in the introduction to the book, “This book is part education, part activation. You will find yourself expanding your intellectual and emotional understanding of racism and white supremacy, but more importantly, you will find yourself doing the work as an individual to help dismantle it.”
Each session will be 90 minutes long with required reading and reflection between sessions. Regular attendance throughout the series is strongly encouraged.
The group will meet virtually on zoom from 7:30 -9:00 pm on the following Monday evenings: January 11th, January 25th, February 1st, February 8th, February 22nd, and March 1st.
This series is open to adults of all ages and backgrounds. Group size is limited to 10 participants due to the sensitive, frequently challenging nature of the content. We look forward to learning and growing with you as we do the work.
Sharon Drapeau is a writer, social media manager, mother, and founder of Mark It Done Virtual Solutions. She administrates the Harrison, NY Community Facebook group. From gangland St. Louis to suburban Westchester, Sharon has seen a spectrum of social injustices but is hopeful for systemic change. A discussion on combatting racism is one she welcomes from all her neighbors. She may not change minds, but she hopes to shift points of view.
Tamara Gropper, ACC, CPCC, is a life and leadership coach, mentor, and founder of KIVUN Coaching, LLC. An experienced facilitator, Tamara understands that hard conversations approached with compassion lead to heightened awareness and increased empathy towards oneself and others. A Harrison resident for over 17 years, Tamara looks forward to holding space for a transformative conversation with community members willing to look within as the first step towards change.
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