Our Best Selves: Confronting Racism in the 2016 Elections
Our communities are being divided; influenced by a racist narrative that has activated our fears, stereotypes, resentment and more. It's time to take back the conversation. Faith, labor and community leaders are coming together to demand a values based approach that centers equality and justice in American democracy. Together, we will confront fear mongering and coded racism directly and transform the conversation towards one that builds off well being and justice for all.
Building Teams through the Election and Beyond
Want to build a team that will support each other and accomplish your goals? This session will give you the tools you need to identify partners, build leadership, share power and create mutual support and accountability. Bring your real challenges to be worked through, hear and share stories of what has worked and what the challenges are to building a team.
What’s our Stake: How White People can Take Action for Racial Justice on Campus and in Community
In this interactive session, participants will explore how to actively organize a base of white people to engage in fights for racial justice. The workshop, grounded in real life examples, will share tools and allow participants to identify what their stake is in making change and practice concrete ways to bring more white people into the work. It’s time to significantly expand the base of white people who can work in powerful, accountable and respectful partnerships with people of color to build a broad-based multi-racial progressive movement for racial, social, environmental and economic justice.
Faith and the Election: What’s at Stake
The past few years has seen a huge increase in people in churches, synagogues, and other faith communities engaging in social action, both in and outside our communities. How can we more white people of faith moving into the work for racial justice? Workshop attendees will learn concrete ways to engage white people of faith in racial justice. Through storytelling and role plays based on real challenges in the trenches, participants will leave understanding how to grow the base of white leaders for racial justice in their faith organizing.
Building your Practice On and Off the Mat
Have you been engaging in a yoga or meditation practice? This session is a chance to connect with others also committed to individual change AND societal change. Bringing together the tools of yoga, meditation, self-study and group practice with the skills needed for effective communication, organization, and collaboration, you will learn to become more effective actors, leaders and agents of change.
Fighting Burnout- Community Care in Turbulent Times