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Examining White Supremacy Culture in Intentional Community
July 7, 2020 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT , 2-hour Live Workshop
Register below to join on Tuesday, July 7th | 1pm pacific / 4pm eastern (See your local time)
About this Workshop
Most intentional communities are predominantly if not entirely white. Even if this isn’t intentional, this isn’t an accident or coincidence. There are myriad barriers to creating and joining intentional communities, and those barriers are higher for Black, Indigenous, and People Of Color. Living in an intentional community is a privilege, and more and more people are recognizing the need to make their communities more inclusive and accessible.
As white people, most of us are just beginning to learn about how the culture of our communities, as well as other barriers like finances, policies, and procedures, prevent having the kind of diversity we think we want and what it would actually take to change. This is hard, uncomfortable work that will take time, and we need to support and learn from each other.
In this online workshop we’ll take a look at what white culture is, how it manifests as white supremacy within our communities, and share ideas and stories about how to affect meaningful change. This workshop is open to all participants but is geared towards white people.
During this workshop you will gain:
- A deeper understanding of what white culture and white supremacy are
- Greater insight into how those things play out in intentional communities
- Ideas for how your community can begin to identify cultural and other barriers to accessibility and inclusivity
About Sky Blue:
Sky Blue has spent the last 20 years living, working, and organizing in intentional communities, cooperatives, and community organizations. He has visited over 130 ecovillages, cohousing, coliving, co-ops, and communes in the US and Europe. He served as the Executive Director for the Foundation for Intentional Community and has worked for the Federation of Egalitarian Communities, Global Ecovillage Network of North America, and consulted with a variety of projects and events. As a movement builder he explores the relevance of intentional communities as laboratories and training grounds for addressing the systemic problems humanity faces. Learn more at incommunity.us