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Uprooting Racism: White People Showing Up as Allies

Event organized by InsightLA

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Please join us for a workshop with Paul Kivel, educator, activist and author of a newly revised and updated 4th edition of his book Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice.

The president of the United States has openly called for segregation and deportation based on race and religion. Meanwhile, Segregation and inequalities in education, housing, health care and the job market continue to be the norm while increased insecurity and fear have led to an epidemic of violence and harassment of people of color. Yet recent polls have shown that only 31 percent of white people in the US believe racism is a major societal problem. At the same time, resistance is strong as highlighted by Indigenous struggles for land and sovereignty, immigrants, Muslims, farm and domestic workers, and the Movement for Black Lives.

Kivel offers a framework around neoliberalism and interpersonal, institutional, and cultural racism, along with stories of resistance and white solidarity. He provides practical tools and advice on how white people can work as allies for racial justice, directly engaging participants through questions, exercises and suggestions for action.

InsightLA recognizes the importance of social justice programming such as this anti-racism event. This event is being offered on a by-donation basis to encourage greater attendance. All of the money raised will go directly to a local, people of color-led organization. The suggested donation for this event is $30.