A workshop with Anita Friday, Anti-Racism Educator & Activist
Sunday, January 24, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Sundays January 31 – February 14, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Cost to Participants - $50.00
Register for the workshop online - by clicking HERE.
This workshop will take place primarily on Zoom, but we will be looking for safe options to also add hybrid experiences.
Participants will explore America’s relationship with racism by examining its history, laws and institutional practices. Terms which are important in examining the ongoing realities of racism are discovered. The workshop explores who has had power, and what has been done throughout American history to maintain it. Participants are invited to explore their personal experiences with questions of ethnicity and race. In addition, during the workshop, participants learn about institutional practices that have shaped how various citizens are able to participate in the nation, how racism has affected Black people and how to define and distinguish white supremacy and white privilege, i.e. ethnically based inequalities. Finally, tools for dismantling racism and methods for creating a more promising future are shared. Learn more about Anita and her work – www.openheartsapathforracialhealing.com
Reflections from BMPC members who have studied with Anita
“ALL white Americans harbor racial bias, though most of us don’t think we do or understand the many ways in which we are complicit. Anita’s workshop awakened me to how prejudice is expressed today - even on the Main Line - and to my role in perpetuating it.”
“This workshop opened our eyes to see the history and effects of systemic racism. Anita Friday’s knowledge and personal experience are compelling, as are the lively discussions she facilitated.
We highly recommend the experience.”
“Anita’s class was the best Anti-racism class I have ever attended. She guides and encourages all attendees to participate in the often uncomfortable conversations and taught us how to listen deeply, share experiences, and reflect which made the classes even more meaningful and helpful. She really helped me understand white power, privilege and complacency, and I use her tools weekly to combat systemic racism so we all can truly do God’s work and practice love and compassion to be a better human to other humans.”