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A free workshop for white people committed to social justice,
to help you locate yourself in the fight against racism,
white supremacy and colonialism


When and where?

Wednesday 25th July 2018

6pm

The workshop will last 90-120 minutes.

We will be meeting live.

An audio recording will be sent to you following the workshop.



Why this workshop?

The blatancy of the racism, white supremacy and colonialism enacted in the world right now can feel overwhelming.

While as white people we don't bear the brunt of it, those of us who want to halt it and change it can feel lost with where to go and what to do to be of use, especially without further burdening black people, indigenous people, and other people of colour with our wants. 

Personal practice is one way to resource ourselves to do this work.

Relating with our ancestors as a personal practice can be a great source of grounding and connection. More than that, our ancestors' implication in the historical processes of racism, white supremacy and colonialism can actually be a resource; by recognising our inheritance in its entirety, and engaging its complexity, we can become better grounded for the work of this moment in history.

 

In this workshop, we'll cover:

  • where you are right now with regard to racism, white supremacy and colonialism, with personal practice, and with your ancestors
  • where you want to be with all of those
  • what barriers stand between you and where you want to be
  • what decisions and small actions you can take right now to start dismantling those barriers

I'll also briefly share information about a course I'm offering from 1st August - 7th November, which goes deeper with this work. (Please feel free to leave at that point of the workshop if the information doesn't interest you.)

 

If you're a white person who is at all interested in resourcing yourself to fight racism, white supremacy and colonialism, this workshop will help you to be where you are, and decide where you want to go next.



About the Host

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I'm Elinor Predota

I have a long and wide-ranging background in activism, community development, spiritual counselling, ritual work, and both formal and informal education. My work centres around the magic of creativity, of relating across difference, and of becoming alive to all that is present within and without us, here and now.

I’m also a storyteller. Part of my storytelling focuses on the life stories of my forebears, and the ways in which big, historical processes intersect and mesh in small, individual lives. I have a personal commitment to honouring my ancestors, without ever blinding myself to their flaws, or to their implication in systems of injustice.

I believe that, as white people committed to social justice, we can take responsibility for our part in righting the wrongs of history, and we can reconnect with our roots to form an honest identity, connected to our ancestors, with both humility and pride, in a deeply grounded way.


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