Racial Justice Workshops
Groundwork facilitates racial justice workshops for organizations that are interested in more inclusive, racial justice-centered practices within their group. If you are interested in having us facilitate a workshop with your group, please contact us at groundworkmadison (at) gmail (dot) com to discuss details and compensation.
Fall Anti-Racism Workshop
Groundwork holds an intensive 6-week workshop in Madison, WI, generally in the fall, that is open to all community members. Our workshop examines how racism and white privilege affect our lives, communities, institutions, and movements for social justice, while developing strategies for prioritizing racial justice both individually and collectively. Our methods seek to engage heads, hearts and voices in a creative, transformative process. Workshop participants share food and stories to build community and deepen our learning. Childcare is provided.
Our workshops focus on the experiences of white, European Americans, but are open to all.
A film by Lew Blank
Here’s what a past participant has to say about the Groundwork anti-racism workshop:
“The Groundwork Fall workshop was the first time I had an intentional space to talk with white people about racism. The workshop laid a solid “groundwork” for me in thinking about these issues and was a great mix of “heart stuff” and “head stuff.” While the focus was on racism, it did a great job of talking about Queer oppression, anti-Jewish oppression, and other issues as well. The first four weeks were focused on building a Racial Justice analysis, understanding the history of racism in the United States, and reflecting on our personal experiences with racism and white privilege; while the last four weeks were more focused on organizational, social change stuff. This mix worked really well! I’d recommend this workshop to anyone wanting to talk in depth about racism with white people, deepen their analysis of racism, and develop concrete strategies on how to work for racial justice as a white person.”
-Tim Michael, GSAFE Staff Member