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In-person training in Brainerd, MN
Friday, July 14, 2017
9:00 AM- 2:30 PM CENTRAL TIME (Lunch is included)
FREE for YIPA members
$90 for non-YIPA members
Talking about white privilege and racism, even though difficult, is something as youth workers we need to be able to do. It is our responsibility to ensure that individuals feel safe, valued, and respected within our programs and our communities. But finding a safe space to practice talking about these important and difficult topics can be a huge challenge.
This training provides that safe space by using as its framework Dr. Peggy McIntosh’s work on privilege and racism. It is designed for individuals and groups who have begun to explore racism and want to learn more about the various facets of the problem.
The morning session will use Dr. McIntosh’s New Conversations about White Privilege as a starting point. The session will help you gain a fuller understanding of the concept of systemic thinking and racism. The training offers both small and large group activities that will help you to process the information in a meaningful way.
In the afternoon, we will use Dr. McIntosh’s Uncovering Five Myths That Support Racism to begin examining the impact of these myths on people of color/indigenous people and white people. Using small and large group activities, participants will begin to recognize everyday experiences related to the five myths and explore the ways in which they can use their “bank accounts” of privilege to counter the impact of these myths.
At the end of the afternoon session, each participant will be asked to personally commit to taking action in continuing their learning about racism and overcoming resistance to acknowledging racism.
Each participant will also receive a copy of Dr. McIntosh’s article, “White People Facing Race: Uncovering the Myths that Keep Racism in Place”
- Learn about the implications of white privilege in workplaces, local communities, schools, places of worship, and other settings
- Gain a deeper understanding of systemic racism and the advantages associated with racial identity, with a focus on the system (versus the individual) and awareness-building (versus action planning).
- Explore and understand myths that support racism
Felecia Boone was born and raised in Minneapolis. She grew up in a racially diverse neighborhood but didn’t consciously notice diversity inequities until she was in high school. She began to really think about race while at college and especially during her year abroad when she was blatantly discriminated against. Upon her return to the United States, she began to speak out about the inequities she was witnessing and informally teach others about what she saw happening around her.
Felecia currently works for a local government agency as a Senior Learning & Development Consultant. Her responsibilities include being the administrator of leadership development programs for those who are curious about supervision and those who have recently become supervisors. She also leads trainings on diversity and inclusion, as well as policy classes related to respectful work environments. Felecia has a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Wartburg College and received a train-the-trainer certificate from the College of Continuing Education at the University of Minnesota.
- In-person training at the Brainerd City Fire Department (23 Laurel St, Brainerd, MN 56401)
- Friday July 14, 2017
- 9:00 AM- 2:30 PM CENTRAL TIME
- 9:00 AM- 11:00 AM – New Conversations About White Privilege
- 11:00 AM- Noon – Lunch will be provided for you
- Noon- 2:30 PM – Five Myths That Support Racism
- FREE for YIPA members
- $90 for non-YIPA members
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- This training will count as 5.5 CEU hours for most boards. Please contact your board directly with questions on submitting.