A “White Awake” group is being offered this fall to those in our sangha who self-identify as white. Ken Schroeder will be facilitating the group using curriculum from WAIC UP (White Awareness Insight Curriculum for Uprooting Privilege), whiteawake.org, and uuwhiteness.us.
The purpose of these sessions is to explore our deep conditioning around race, its reflections in the systems around us, the experience and impact of racism and whiteness on all beings, and ways we can skillfully engage with this toward liberation.
Our time together will include:
- Checking in
- Exploring key questions that deepen our understanding
- Reading recommended articles and watching videos in preparation for our conversations
The group will start sometime in late September or early October and will meet once per month at the College Avenue United Church of Christ at 1341 College Ave, Modesto, CA 95350. The group will be a mix of participants from our sangha and the UCC. This is an 8-month curriculum. There may be a preliminary meeting to answer questions and set the guidelines for the course.
Due to the nature of this group, it will be a closed group after the first meeting and drop-ins will not be allowed after the first meeting. Please sign up below if you wish to participate or would like more information.
Ken is a member of our sangha and participated in a White Awake program that we offered last year, so he is familiar with the curriculum.
Please register below for the program by no later than September 1st, so we can get an idea of how many people may be attending. Even if you are “just interested,” please register below so we can communicate further information to you. Space will be limited and will be reserved on a first come, first serve basis. Once you are registered, you will receive further information about the dates and times of the meetings, along with other materials.