Fri, Oct 4, 2019 - Sat, Oct 5, 2019 7:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Registration live and available here: https://vancouver.breezechms.com/form/dismantling
Registration deadline: Wednesday, October 2nd
Registration is on a sliding scale basis. Please don’t let cost be a factor in preventing your attendance.
For any questions please contact Rev. Samaya Oakley, 604-323-4341; [email protected]
In this workshop, we will examine racism and white privilege in Canada. It will explore strategies for becoming allies in the struggle to dismantle the racial barriers in our congregations and the larger community. The workshop takes an explicit view that in order to transform our society into a racially just place, white folks must engage more robustly. Youth are encouraged to attend.
Participants are welcome to attend any of the three sessions. The workshop objectives are best accomplished by
participating in all three sessions. Light refreshments are provided. Participants will need to bring their own lunch.
- Friday, October 4 from 7-9 pm – Workshop – Dismantling Racism and White Privilege: Honouring our First Principle Part I
- Saturday, October 5 from 9:00-noon – Workshop – Dismantling Racism and White Privilege: Honouring our First Principle Part II
- Saturday, October 5 from 1:00 to 3:30 pm – Workshop – Dismantling Racism and White Privilege: Honouring our First Principle Part III
Saturday sessions will take place in the Sanctuary and Hewett Centre.
Bios: Dr. Wilburn Hayden and Patricia Trudeau
Wilburn Hayden has been a university professor and social worker since 1973. He writes from critical race and anti-oppression perspectives. Growing up in the segregated south, he knows of the racial injustice struggle in the USA and Canada firsthand. His practice experiences include being the chief social worker in a state prison, organizing within disadvantaged communities, directing a human services agency, and involvement in political campaigns in North America. His teaching has taken him to South Africa, Kurdistan (Iraq), Nigeria and Guyana. He is the author of a book on Black Appalachia and is currently researching the lives of blacks in Canada (from the past to the present).
Patricia is a UU minister currently serving at the Unitarian Fellowship of Northwest Toronto. She studied at the University of Toronto, Emmanuel College and Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago. She will be ordained on October 27th in Toronto. Her passion for racial justice has been inspired by her family and by the study of liberation theology.