Awakening to Whiteness: Using the Dharma to Dismantle Oppression – Online Classes
January 23 - June 30, 2022
Sign-up closes December 28, 2021, Classes are January 23, 2022 to June 30, 2022
“Without inner change there can be no outer change. Without collective change, no change matters.”
― angel Kyodo williams
WHAT IS IT?
Awakening to Whiteness is structured as an “affinity group” for white people to explore the elements that have contributed to this often unconscious identity. We explore in this way with an understanding that our own liberation/awakening is intimately bound to one another. Affinity groups are one way to lay groundwork to enlarge our understanding and prepare us to build authentic relationships and alliances.
Our work is inspired by insight meditation teacher Ruth King’s work, Mindful of Race, and resources provided by White Awake, a non-profit whose mission is to combat white supremacy by focusing on educational resources and spiritual practices designed to engage people who’ve been socially categorized as “white” in the creation of a just and sustainable society. We express appreciate to them.
This course is guided by ZCO Senior students.
Orientation, December 12 at 3:30pm .
All via Zoom. All times are Pacific Time Zone.
Six-Month Curriculum with monthly meetings, either Thursdays or Sundays:
Sunday sessions: 3:30pm to 5:30pm: January 23, February 27, March 27, April 24, May 22, June 26
Thursday sessions: 1:30 to 3:30pm: January 27 , March 3, March 31, April 28, May 26, June 30
HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR THE ORIENTATION?
RSVP on this page for the Orientation (required) on December 12, 3:30pm to 5:30pm Pacific Time.
The orientation is important to help you understand the structure and the guideline for the course that help create a strong container for what can be deep personal work.
HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR THE FULL COURSE?
After the orientation or watching the recording – you decide whether to participate in the six month curriculum.
After December 12 you will be able to register for this Awakening to Whiteness course by signing up via this Google Forms link: https://forms.gle/rwnfNHUDZNkDZ5zx9 Sign up closes December 28, 2021
If you have questions about the course please email firstname.lastname@example.org