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Witnessing Whiteness

Witnessing Whiteness is a 10-week class sponsored by the YWCA and facilitated by trained volunteers. The work of Witnessing Whiteness groups draws on the book Witnessing Whiteness: The Need to Talk About Race and How to Do It, by Shelly Tochluk. The book has 9 chapters and while group sessions draw on the book, the work is about participants’ own lives, not textual analysis. During group meetings, participants consider their own lives in light of what they are learning through individual reflection as well as exercises that occur in pairs, triads, & the entire group.

The group will start on Thursday, Janaury 17.  The group will always meet from 6:00 — 8:00pm. You must commit to attend at least 8/10 sessions. The dates for the additional 9 meetings are as follows:

January 17               March 21

January 24               April 4

February 7               April 11

February 21             April 25

March 7                    May 2

Please note, participants will need to purchase the book, “Witnessing Whiteness: The Need to Talk About Race and How to Do It”, by Shelly Tochluk.