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Folks with White Privilege (FWWP) Affinity Group

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The next meeting of the Kehilla Folks with White Privilege (FWWP) Affinity Group is Wednesday, September 11, 7-9pm in the Fireside Room. Whether or not you’ve attended before, we’d love you to join us! To get on the mailing list, email Susan Schulman,  susanschulman60@gmail.com. If possible, please read the suggested homework (below) before you come (but not required):

Preamble to suggested homework: In an article written by Pippi Kessler called ‘How to Plan a White Caucus Agenda’ , Pippi suggests three areas of skill building
•    Processing white feelings: working through emotions that often come up for white people like sadness, shame, paralysis, confusion, denial, etc.
•    Retraining: learning new behaviors, concepts, missing histories, and ways of seeing that are hidden from us in white supremacy.
•    Action to shift power: taking action to redistribute resources, change who’s in power, alter institutions, etc.

At our last meeting we talked about some action-building possibilities, so we are suggesting two short articles to read and have also included an activity from one of the articles.

Suggested homework:

  1. Read “Opportunities for White People in the Fight for Racial Justice : Moving from Actor –> Ally –> Accomplice,” https://www.whiteaccomplices.org/.  Scroll down in the article and you will see images/links that can be clicked on.

We suggest taking  3 actions from those links: there are small actions, and larger ones. You can do this alone or with your buddy. It would be a lovely buddy activity.

  1. and then also read this short article and discuss with your buddy:
    ‘So You Call Yourself an Ally: 10 Things All ‘Allies’ Need to Know’ https://everydayfeminism.com/2013/11/things-allies-need-to-know/

    Also: We’ve put all the ideas that people have sent to us on the Kehilla web site.  Go to website ->ACT ->Belonging and allyship. Scroll down and under the Affinity Groups there is a link for the resources.  Thanks!


Wednesday, September 11, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Kehilla Community Synagogue
1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States


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