Race: the Power of an Illusion workshop

May 13, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
At the Philanthropy Center
 1020 W Riverside Ave.

“Race: The Power of an Illusion” Workshop

Register by May 9. Click here to register.

The “Race: Power of an Illusion” Workshop is co-sponsored by Greater Spokane Progress, Fuse Washington, Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane, Spokane Area NOW (National Organization for Women), Asian Pacific Islander Coalition Spokane, YWCA Spokane,Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho, The Oak Tree, Transitions, and the Spokane NAACP. The workshop will help our community develop acollective understanding and common language around institutional and structural racism and why addressing race matters in our current political climate, and identify how we can advance racial equity in our organizations and in our community.

The “Race: Power of an Illusion” Workshop:
examines the contemporary science that challenges common assumptions about race as biology and our similarities and differences,uncovers the roots of the race concept in North America, andreveals how our social institutions “make” race by disproportionately channeling resources, power, status and wealth to white people.

In this interactive workshop you will develop a collective understanding of the difference between structural, institutional, and individual racism and the difference between equity and equality,recognize examples of institutional racism within the Spokane Region, andexplore solutions and next steps together.

The workshop will be led by a multi-racial team of local facilitators.

Registration fees including lunch and snacks:
$40 per person$30 – Member of co-sponsoring organization$20 – Living lightly, self-identified low incomeScholarships are available on a case-by-case basis. To request, contact Anne [email protected]

To register, go to:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/race-the-power-of-an-illusion-workshop-tickets-33688009744. The deadline to register is May 9 at 5pm.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Spokane NAACP Scholarship Fund.

For more information contact: Anne Martin, Greater Spokane Progress [email protected] or 509-624-5657.

We hope you can join us!

This workshop is organized by Greater Spokane Progress’ Racial Equity Committee:
Amber Abrahamson, Tenants Union of Washington State
Terri Anderson, Tenants Union of Washington State
Michaela Brown, Excelerate Success & Spokane County United Way
Farand Gunnels, Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane
Anne Martin, Greater Spokane Progress
Liz Moore, Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane
Gloria Ochoa-Bruck, City of Spokane
Rowena Pineda, Spokane Regional Health District

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/calendar/bGZybjE0a2lsZnRiNm1pajdyOTQyZjI4ZTBAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.64r34or564r30b9k64qmab9k6sr3ab9ocpgm8b9nc8sj4e9lcli64cphc4?hs=121