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Workshop: What Does It Mean To Be White?

Posted by Spalding Hurst

February 1, 2023

At the Nazareth Retreat Center, a series of workshops will be hosted by Amy Burtaine to explore the question, “What Does it Mean to be White?” In this three-part series, participants will delve into the deep-rooted and structural aspects of racism, as well as how it perpetuates itself through cultural norms and validation.

Amy, who has been facilitating workshops on oppression and educating through an anti-oppression lens for over 20 years, will provide a common language and analysis for understanding the power dynamics of race and whiteness. With a Master’s degree in Fine Arts and a background in interactive pedagogy, she brings over 25 years of experience and analysis to this critical and thought-provoking series.

The series will cover the historical underpinnings of white advantage, the setup of culture to constantly affirm whiteness, and how dominant white culture plays out in organizations. The workshops will also explore white fragility and how it complicates conversations around race, as well as providing practical ways to challenge and interrupt these power dynamics.

All monies collected from the suggested donation of $10 per session or $30 for the entire series will be donated to the African American Heritage Museum in Bardstown, Ky, making it a meaningful and impactful learning experience. To register, visit NazarethRetreatCenterKY.org or call (502)348-1513. This series, brought to you by the Hilton Foundation through the leadership of Catholic Women Religious, is a valuable opportunity for individuals and organizations to engage in important conversations and make real changes towards a more equitable future.


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