Session 1D | Disrupting White Supremacy: Reflecting on Whiteness and Building Capacity to Address Racism in Classrooms, on Campuses, and in Communities (2 CEs)
Presenters: Michelle Montagno, Psy.D. & June Clausen, Ph.D.
This workshop will be based on Reflecting on Whiteness, a pilot program developed for White faculty and staff at the University of San Francisco.
10:15 AM - 12:15 PMWed
Clausen, June M. Ph.D.
PsyD Program Director
Montagno, Michelle Psy.D.
The cumulative effects of centuries of White social conditioning have made it difficult for many White people to talk about race (Bonilla-Silva, 2010; DiAngelo, 2011). In order to be agents of change and promote social justice within our classrooms, institutions, and communities we need to develop our individual capacities to engage in reflection and dialogue regarding issues of race. This workshop will be based on Reflecting on Whiteness, a pilot program developed for White faculty and staff at the University of San Francisco, focused on developing participants’ capacities to engage in race-related conversations. Internal work and practice are necessary for White-identified individuals and identification of barriers that impede one’s ability to engage in useful ally behaviors will be discussed.
1. Participants will discuss and practice experiential exercises that can be used in classrooms, clinical training settings, and on campuses
2. Participants will use contemplative practice to develop self-awareness and build one’s capacity to engage in conversations about racism.
3. Participants will create and build community to support individual and collective racial justice work.