What White People Can Do About Racism: How to act against racism from a position of unearned (and unwanted) racial privilege

The workshop is appropriate for white people who are open to learning what to do about racism, perhaps feeling they should be doing something but not sure what. Groups may be as small as 6 people or as large as 30.  

June 2, 2012
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Plainfield Friends Meeting House (Quakers)
225 Watchung Avenue
Plainfield, NJ  07060

Presented by the Center for the Study of White American Culture (CSWAC) Cost: $75 per participant, including lunch and free book. Sliding scale available. To register online using PayPal or a credit card visit click here. Please register by May 26.  

United States society is historically and presently structured by race.White people have a privileged position within that structure. Many white people understand this implicitly and are uncomfortable with the inherent unfairness, but do not know what to do about it. This workshop is intended to give white people some basic knowledge about: 

* racial structure
* building connections and cross-racial alliances
* finding direction on your journey as an effective change agent
* building a personal support network for the work you do

The workshop touches on several topics in an introductory way, including

~ the origin of white identity
~ colorblindness
~ feelings about cross-racial relationships
~ feelings about white identity
~ anti-racism and local change efforts
~ how to be an ally
~ the impact of racism on white people
~ how to develop a support network
~ resources for further study and personal development

Format: A 6-hour workshop offered on a single day with a morning session, a lunch break, and an afternoon session. The workshop uses didactic presentation, small group discussion, large group discussion, and a slide show presentation. Handouts are made available to participants.

The registration fee covers all materials, plus lunch. Participants will
also receive a free copy of the book Accountability and White Anti-racist
Organizing: Stories from Our Work
(which lists for $17.95).

The workshop has been developed under the care of the Center for the Study of White American Culture, Inc. ( in Roselle, NJ, principally through the efforts of Robin Alpern and Jeff Hitchcock, who also serve as facilitators. Robin and Jeff are experienced white anti-racist
activists with a history as organizers and trainers working in cross-racial

For more information, contact:
Robin Alpern (914)
Jeff Hitchcock (908)