Unwinding Whiteness: a White Affinity Group
We have had a very big response to this program, with 60 people registering. We are closing registration early, but if you wish to be on a wait list for another program next year, please let us know by sending us an email.
A nine-month group with meetings every 3-5 weeks, providing facilitated and peer support for white people to explore and unwind racist conditioning. These affinity groups have been identified as one of the key and powerful actions that the white community can take in this journey. The group will be limited to 20 to facilitate a sense of connection. Each session will be 1.5-2 hours, depending on the size of the group. Once we know how many people are interested, we will be able to be more precise about the form, but our intention is to form core groups of 6-8 within the larger group, each facilitated by peer leaders, and supported by Jeanne Corrigal. Our exploration will be based in a Canadian context, with support from diverse readings, and include mindfulness practices in each meeting, lead by Jeanne.
There is no fee for this group, but purchase or accessibility to 3-4 books will be required. There will be an opportunity to offer dana/donation to Jeanne at the throughout or at the end of the program.
Please register (here) with your interest by August 15, which will help us plan the format of the group. The group will start Saturday, September 26, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm (Saskatchewan time), online. For subsequent meetings, the smaller groups may be structured to allow in-person meetings, if appropriate.
Please register here, and we will send a Zoom meeting link and further details closer to the first meeting:
Read “Guidelines for Forming Racial Affinity Groups”, an excerpt from Mindful Of Race by Ruth King, here
Meeting dates for 2020-2021: (click dates to see the times in different zones):
Sep 26, Oct 17, Nov 14*, Dec 12, Jan 9, Feb 13, Mar 13, April 17*, May 8
Times: 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM Saskatchewan time
*Note time changes if you are not in Saskatchewan!