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The Intersection of Race & Feminism

feminism only works when all women benefit

What happens when an institution & a movment collide?

Feminism and race have clashed since before the concept of feminism was even defined. White women are in a unique position of being both the oppressed and the oppressor, and there isn’t much training on how to deal with this conflict mentally, emotionally, or practically.

This course briefly looks at the histories of feminism and racism, explores how the institution of racism pits women against each other, and discusses what women can do to reconcile the divide.

If you’ve read White Fragility or Waking Up White and you’re ready to DO something, then this course is a great next step. This is real talk, without blame, shame, or guilt. If you’re ready to do the work of undoing what’s holding us back, reigster today.

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Sacil Armstrong, thank you for creating this safe space. Thank you even more for being vulnerable and for taking the time & energy to educate us. I am realizing I have so much to learn and unlearn, but I am keeping my heart open to all that is shared here.

Sharon

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You have made this a safe place. I have tried taking classes but other attendees yell or put down people if they don’t get it fast enough. I have a brain injury so sometimes it takes me longer or I have to rephrase something so I can get it in my head.

I haven’t found a safe place to ask questions and trust the answers given. But I trust you and have seen how you guide.

Amber

Session I
We’re All Indoctrinated from Birth

Tuesdays
October 8 – November 5
8:30-10:00PM ET

Are You a Feminist? Is race a feminist issue?

How do you self-identify and what do you assume about women of other races?

Terminology & Concepts

Let’s get clear on terminology around race and feminism and go over some concepts so we’re all approaching the discussion with the same foundation.

History & Evolution of Racism in America

Who defined the races? How did chattel slavery evolve and how has this affected American politics? What ramifications are we dealing with today?

History & Evolution of Feminism

Who benefits from feminism? Is it a white woman’s movement or is it meant for all women? Can you back that up?

Women by the Numbers

Data proves the inequality among women. What is the feminist movement doing to close the gap?

Session II
Let’s Undo This, We Can Change

Tuesdays
November 19 – December 17 
8:30-10:00PM ET

Dive Deeper into the Evolution

Let’s do a quick review and look deeper at how these institutions work against each other

Social Structure & White Fragility

We know how we’re molded from birth, so let’s look at how we keep that structure in place without even thinking about it.

You Decide What Changes

What’s stopping you from being the change you want to see in the world?

Is Your Community Truly Inclusive?

Who do the women’s organizations in your community serve? Who benefits?

What Will You Do About It?

Decide what you will do to make a difference in your daily life. Commit.

Is This For You?

If you’re white and you feel like it’s so hard to be an ally to black women, then this workshop is for you. If you’re a woman of color and you can’t figure out how to tell white women why you’re angry or disappointed in a way they can understand, this workshop is for you, too. You will be challenged because this shit is hard. But if you put in the work, you will get results.

What if I'm afraid to talk about race or feminism?

You know what? So is almost everybody else! That means we really need to learn how to speak consciously, from the heart, and armed with facts. For that we need training, awareness of our own biases, and the ability to see another’s point of view. That’s why I’m offering this course!

What if I unintentionally say something racist or sexist?

Then you’ll be called in, not called out.  That means that as the facilitator, I will focus on the comment, not the commenter. I will clarify with you what was said and what was intended. Then, I’ll explain why the comment was offensive, and invite discussion from the group so everyone can learn from it. We can talk about hard topics without making people feel bad.

I'm not white. Why should I take a course on racism?

Learning to talk about race and racism is not just a white thing! Having personal experience with racism doesn’t mean we know how to have effective discussions about race with non-black people. Join us and add to the discussion!

I'm not a woman. Why should I take a course on feminism?

Feminism is not only for women. If you believe that men and women should be treated equally – equal pay for equal work, equal opportunity for advancement, equal maternity/paternity leave, equal body autonomy, etc., then you’re a feminist. If you want to explore how that impacts race and racism, then join us! 

How do your live courses work?

Once you register, you’ll receive access to the classroom, where you’ll find the course syllabus, the schedule, and the link to the live discussion. Each week, we’ll meet for an hour and a half live discussion and you’ll have homework to prepare for the next week. 

Did you just mention homework?

Yeah. There’s no way to cover everything in this class in 12 hours of discussion. You will be required to watch videos, read articles, pay attention to your daily life so that we can get to doing the work.

Luckily, the resources I have gathered are interesting and varied. At the end of class, you’ll also receive a list of other resources to continue your journey.

No Blame. No Shame. No Guilt.

That’s how I teach my classes. Blame, shame, and guilt waste time and energy that we need to do the work in class.  So I’ll provide a few audio meditations to help you work on those feelings outside of class.

We didn’t create America’s racist or sexist systems, but we’re the only ones who can do something about it.

The Intersection
of Race & Feminism

Being both the oppressed and the oppressor puts white women in a unique position. The skills that help you survive with white men put you at odds with women of color and damages the partnership to fight feminism. Join me for an overview of how racism derails the feminist movement & what you can do about it.

Session I
We’re All Indoctrinated

Tuesdays
October 8 – November 5
8:30-10:00PM ET

1 payment of $597

Sessions I & II
Let’s Undo This

Tuesdays
October 8 – November 5
November 19 – December 17
8:30-10:00PM ET

1 payment of $1194
or
2 payments of $599

Get the Details

This live online workshop includes:

  • Each session includes 5 live meetings that are 1-1/2 hours each
  • A brave, engaged, honest and respectful atmosphere
  • Syllabus with links to homework assignments so you can work ahead, if necessary
  • 2 audio meditations on race & feminism
  • Answers to your awkward questions on race & feminism
  • Handouts (downloads)
  • Online classroom where you can chat with others in the course, find agendas and homework assignments, and post homework if you miss class
  • Recommended reading list
  • Suggested movie list
  • Certificate for completing the class and the course satisfaction survey

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