Structural Racism: What White People Can Do (and Know!)

Structural racism is a term that refers to societal patterns and institutions that perpetuate oppression, often in ways that are invisible to many of us. Even people who are dedicated to social justice and equity may unknowingly participate in these patterns. This workshop, based on the work of Robin DiAngelo and Kathy Obear, will help give us insight into our own locations within these structures through everyday examples. We will then explore, articulate, and reframe some of the unwritten "rules" that are designed to make white people feel safe, but that can prevent us from engaging in meaningful cross-racial dialogues.