Limited space: 20 seats available.
with Gabriel Kram and Pete Erschen MS
A NEW LIVE COURSE: ANTI-RACISM FOR WHITE FOLKS
with Pete Erschen MS and Gabriel Kram
Please note: This course is specifically tailored for White people living in the United States, as it evolved and responds to racial dynamics here. If you are a White person from outside the US interested in taking this course, please email email@example.com prior to signing up.
In this four-part class (8 hours of live instruction), we will deeply investigate developing an anti-racist practice for White People in the United States. To be socialized White, with a capital W, in the United States, is to be indoctrinated overtly and covertly into an invisibilized White Supremacist framework. The concept of Implicit Bias begins to acknowledge the non-cognitive ways in which racist socialization shapes our perspective of Self and Other, the ways that we take up or yield space, our neural detection of safety or threat across lines of difference, and how we socially engage/ defend across lines of difference.
This a preparatory course for White Folks who:
This course will help decrease what is known as 'White Fragility' so that you can be in a multi-cultural space in ways that are more useful. If you are White, and don't have a background in anti-racist work, and want to join us for a Restorative Practices cohort, this course is a pre-requisite.
In the class we will:
COURSE LOGISTICS, ETC.
This course will be delivered in LIVE 2-hour sessions remotely via Zoom, on 4 Wednesdays in a row, from 10 am - 12 noon PST on October 14, 21, and 28, and November 4th. Course participants will also receive lifetime access to a self-paced online companion course, as part of the tuition. The companion course is video-based, shot in 4K and professionally edited, and you will have lifetime access to it through our learning platform. Because of the sensitive nature of this content, and to respect participant privacy, Zoom sessions will not be recorded, and will therefore not be available after their occurrence.
Pete Erschen, MS is a Certified Trainer with Stirfry Seminars, where he trained with Lee Mun Wah, Rainbow Markell, and Dr. Karla Scott, with whom he leads trainings. He has worked for 20 years in Oregon with college students, mostly at Pacific University where he has served roles in student activities, student housing, and services for students with disabilities, and is presently Assistant Director of Student Activities. He served as Chair of the University Diversity Committee and was interim co-director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Pete grew up in the 1980s in south St. Louis County, in a white European-American, Catholic family, of German, Irish, and Swiss ancestry. Beginning to come out as a gay man while he was in college was one important part in his journey for liberation. Pete studied communication and psychology at Saint Louis University, and went on to get a master’s degree in student counseling and personnel services from Kansas State University.
Gabriel Kram is a Connection Phenomenologist. He completed a yearlong program in Mindful Facilitation with Stirfry Seminars, where he studied with Lee Mun Wah, Rainbow Markell, and Dr. Karla Scott. He also directed and produced a series of forthcoming films featuring Lee Mun Wah, Tiara Maldonaldo, and Earl Simms about healing the wounds of racism in the United States. Gabriel grew up in the 1980s in west St. Louis County, in a white Eastern European-American family, of Jewish origin. He is the Convener of the Restorative Practices Alliance, and the Founder and CEO of Applied Mindfulness, Inc.
THIS COURSE HAS 20 OPENINGS, AND THEY WILL FILL. IF YOU KNOW THAT YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, PLEASE SIGN UP.
COST: $199Take the Anti-Racism Course