Antiracism 101: White female antiracist accomplices speak truth to power
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About the Event
Panelists will engage an ever larger group of white people on becoming accomplices, share the struggles that they encounter in doing antiracism work and demonstrate how they navigate the discomfort of grappling with race through storytelling and examples of self-directed learning.
1) To define and personalize the meaning of “accomplice” in our lives as white anti-racist persons and define power structures to which we have access
2) To understand that silence is not an option and that with power comes personal responsibility to use that power to disrupt the system for good
3) To explore the element of courage that needs to be addressed and acted upon - taking risks, making mistakes, being ready to talk about race and the willingness to do the work
4) To understanding where and when white people have the power and influence to make things better
Jane Haugh, Moderator - Founder of Wake the North Country
Kate Fish, Panelist - Executive Director, Adirondack North Country Association
Jen Kretser, Panelist - Director of Climate Initiatives for The Wild Center
Kim Irland, Panelist - Dean of Student Life and College Diversity Officer at North Country Community College
Martha Swan, Panelist - Founder and Executive Director, John Brown Lives!