Unpacking Sexism and White Privilege in Pursuit of Racial Justice: A Workshop

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Thursday, October 21, 2021 12:00 PM EDT
Thursday, October 21, 2021 1:30 PM EDT

As we strive toward racial justice, there’s an opportunity for people who identify as white women to examine how they have navigated sexism and misogyny and internalized white superiority.

This workshop is open to all booksellers, regardless of how they identify, but will speak specifically to white cisgender women, trans women, and non-binary folks who have internalized feminine gender norms.

The content will focus on three patterns of behavior — control, perfectionism, and defensiveness — in order to help booksellers recognize and replace these harmful patterns with actions that build authentic cross-cultural relationships in the workplace and beyond.

This program was created after People of Color asked workshop facilitators Ilsa Govan and Tilman Smith to take a closer look at their behaviors and assumptions as white women and do the work to learn with and educate other white women.

Ilsa Govan is an anti-racist facilitator, consultant, leadership coach, activist, adn the co-founder of Cultures Connecting, which has helped countless oranziations put their vision of racial equity into practice. She lives in Seattle, WA

Tilman Smith is an educator, consultant, facilitator, and activist focused on racial justice, white privilege, internalized sexism, and internalized white superiority. She lives in Seattle, WA

Proceeds from Govan and Smith’s book, What's Up with White Women? Unpacking Sexism and White Privilege in Pursuit of Racial Justice, benefit Tsuru for Solidarity and The Unspoken Truths

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