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ONLINE: White Folx Decentering Whiteness Affinity Group Mtg.

Wednesday, November 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

ONLINE: White Folx Decentering Whiteness Affinity Group Mtg.
(formerly Folks with WhitePrivilege)

Please email Susan Schulman for the Zoom link: susanschulman60@gmail.com.

Any Kehilla connected folks who identify as white, we’d love to have you, whether you’ve ever been to these meetings before or not! We work on de-centering whiteness at Kehilla — so that Kehilla is a more welcoming synagogue for people of color — and on becoming more aware of our own racism in order to dismantle it. At our meetings, we share feelings, build skills through experiential exercises and discuss actions. We also discuss homework articles and videos, which are encouraged-but-not mandatory, to sharpen our understanding and analysis. These activities help us learn, grow, and build community together, in our work to uproot white supremacy.

Penny Rosenwasser and Susan Schulman co-facilitate this group. We generally meet on Wednesday or Thursday evenings in the middle of each month.

Why did our group vote to change our name? People of Color on Kehilla’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Team brought to our attention that our previous name — “Folks with White Privilege” – doesn’t fully define what our group is doing: that we are working towards dismantling white privilege and decentering whiteness, so our name needs to reflect what our group actually represents. Please welcome our new name: White Folx Decentering Whiteness!

HOMEWORK FOR NOVEMBER: Highly encouraged but not mandatory! These should take you about an hour…

1. Through reparations, education and land statements, local Jewish activists are standing with Bay Area Indigenous people, by Andrew Esensten, 10/13/22, (15 min.). Includes folks from Kehilla!

2. Never Heard of it? Why the Elaine, Arkansas Massacre of 1919 Must be Remembered, by Amy Goodman and Denis
Moynihan, 10/22, Democracy Now, (5 min.).

3. Why some say this Nevada town siren is a racist relic, by Holly Honderich, 6/10/21, BBC (5 min.).

4. “She’s Black!” Parents filming their daughters watching Disney’s “The Little Mermaid”  (3 min.).

5. Audio-Transcript – Remembering Anarcha, Lucy, and Betsey: The Mothers of Modern Gynecology, 2/17, (27 min.). You can listen or read the transcript. Thanks to Deb Yates for sending this.

6. BBC Pop Up: Life as a young Native American in South Dakota, (6 min.).


Wednesday, November 16
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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