This workshop will discuss the legal and social history of whiteness and how this impacts us today on a legal, economic, social, and spiritual level. RSVP below!
After setting up the framework for how whiteness developed in the early colonialism in the United States, we will engage in discussion questions about our own consciousness around whiteness and the way whiteness works in our workplaces and lives. Bringing the historical and the spiritual together, we will together imagine what is beyond white supremacy. This workshop will draw from research from the Racial Equity Institute and an emerging organization that Tracy helped to start called Freedom Beyond. Read Tracy's blog post People & Planet Over Programs & Profit here.
About the presenter: Tracy Bindel is a current intern for the Sustainable Economies Law Center. She is a white woman who has spent the last four years working to organize (mostly) white people to dismantle white support for white supremacy through the Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) Boston and through Freedom Beyond, an emergent collective that creates space for white people to face their whiteness in holistic community. Tracy lives at the intersection of spirituality, justice, and alternative economies and loves creating spaces of ritual and practice in order to move people through grief and pain through healing.
This teach-in is a part of our Resilient Communities Legal Cafe, a donation-based legal advice clinic that provides a collaborative space for community building and connecting.