2020 Intro to Racism and White Privilege Webinar Course (FREE)
Time & Location
About the Event
The People’s School of DC 2019 “Introduction to Racism and White Privilege course” has been converted to a webinar format, that will be recorded and publicly shared, starting in July. Each class will allow limited participants to join live while being recorded and shared with unlimited participants who sign up to receive the recordings. This is a FREE 24-class course, (3) 2-hour classes a month, on the many different forms of racism and white privilege in the US, specifically focusing on forms beyond the “explicit” and “easy to see”, through a multi-media lecture series presenting hundreds of anti-racism concepts, perspectives, strategies, resources, speeches, quotes, videos, books, articles, and ways to get involved in modern day efforts to dismantle white supremacy.Timing
- The first 3 Wednesdays of each month (excluding some holiday weeks)
- Registration only open one month at a time
- From July 2020 to February 2021, 6-8pm
- There will be a group discussion for registered participants only for the 4th Wednesday of each month along with further learning opportunities
- Zoom Video Chat Room
Receive Free Webinar Recordings
- Anyone can sign up to receive the webinar recordings for free.
- You only have to sign up once to receive all recordings and can cancel at anytime
- Great option for people who want to ask questions and join group discussions
- Registration only open one month at a time.
- Participants must commit to attending all 3 webinars the month(s) they sign up for and a group discussion on the fourth Wednesday of their month.
- Monthly Cohort participants will get all the recordings too. No need to sign up for both.
Everyone registered for both options will also get updates when each monthly cohort registration opensSchedule
- Each month of classes are organized around central themes
July: Systems and Internalizations
- July 8: Systems and Fragility
- July 15: Whiteness
- July 22: Internalizations and Bias
August: History of White Supremacy
- Aug 5: Colonialism and Capitalism
- Aug 12: US Foundations of White Supremacy
- Aug 19: Whitewashing US History
September: Solidifying Segregation
- Sept 9: Racial Segregation
- Sept 16: Housing Discrimination, Banking, and Black Capitalism
- Sept 23: Racial Histories Not Taught in School
October: Strategic Racism
- Oct 7: Patriarchy and White Supremacy
- Oct 14: Rightwing Politics
- Oct 21: Neoliberalism and Neocolonialism
November: Mass Incarceration
- Nov 4: Rise of Mass Incarceration
- Nov 11: Prison industrial complex
- Nov 18: Policing
December: Modern Spatial Racism
- Dec 2: Gentrification & Affordable Housing
- Dec 9: Environmental Racism
- Dec 16: Food Justice
- Jan 6: Anti-immigrant
- Jan 13: Latinx and Asian American Discrimination
- Jan 20: Islamophobia, Anti-Semitism, Anti-Palestinian
February: Confronting Racism
- Feb 3: Understanding Effects of Racism and Learning to Decolonize
- Feb 10: Strategies to Effectively Challenge Racism: 101
- Feb 17: Strategies to Effectively Challenge Racism: 201
- Please register or follow facebook.com/peoplesschooldc to receive updates or any schedule changes.
- Go to https://peoplesschooldc.wordpress.com/2020-intro-to-racism-and-white-privilege-webinar-course/ for in depth topics/table of contents of each class
There will be pre-readings for each month of classes with discussion and homework opportunities for further learning on the 4th Wednesday of each month emailed to everyone who registersAction Opportunities
This course is meant to supplement, not replace, taking action to dismantle racism. Please visit these sites on how to get more involved in Greater DC area.
- Peoples School of DC: Local Trainings, Lectures, Activism
- Peoples School of DC: Local Social Justice Resources and Organizations
All the lecture classes in this course will be taught by Josh Singer with possible guest facilitators. Josh spent 3 years after the 2016 election researching and creating the 2019 Introduction to Racism and White Privilege course and another year researching, improving, and converting the course onto an online platform. After growing up in a very white segregated Sundown town, Josh Singer has spent the last two decades of his life attempting to learn about his internalized whiteness and the systems of white supremacy he lives in, through various experiences from participating in dozens of anti-racism courses and initiatives, teaching high school history, studying in a history masters program, a decade of community organizing, managing several social justice projects and resource websites, working as a food justice advocate, and writing a weekly social justice column.Feedback
All feedback on this course is welcome with gratitude. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to share any feedback.
(Cover photo credit: Margaret Bourke-White)