Unleash the Power of our Differences Series: White Fragility
Jun 15th | 1:00-3:00pm Eastern
Unleash the Power of our Differences Series
The series continues with an exploration of your vision and purpose and how to live in solidarity across differences with others.
Join presenter, Elliott Butler-Cisneros, for another powerful workshop in the Unleash the Power of Our Differences series. In this workshop, we’ll explore safe structures to transform fragility and vulnerability into hearth-strengthening assets for ourselves and our communities.
During this session:
- Examine the assumptions and payoffs for white fragility
- Explore how fragility around whiteness is useful in understanding our fragility in other areas
- Begin the work of re-tooling our fragility (in all areas) with both gentleness and self-accountability
- Practice these tools and apply them to a community context
Elliott comes from a bi-cultural, multi-racial background. He taught in special education on the Navajo reservation and directed a transition program serving students with disabilities. He worked as an administrator at predominantly Latino elementary and an experiential school in Colorado. He taught multicultural classes at Naropa University and directed the Human Rights Office for the City of Fort Collins.
In 2006, Elliott founded The Sum and moved to Charlottesville, VA after the Unite the Right Rally in 2017 to support the communities’ cross-racial process. With The Sum, he has developed the Power of Difference Model, Assessment and Certification; Solidarity Circles and Protocols; and the Welcome Circle–a faith community that gathers in the sacredness of welcome itself.
Workshop — Unleash the Power of our Differences series – White Fragility
Date: June 15th
Time: 1-3:00pm ET (see your local time)
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