White Folks Holding One Another Accountable to Dismantle Racism: The Role of White Accountability / 'Caucus' Groups

The White Person???s Accountability Group (WPAG) will host a forum to discuss the value and role of anti-racist white people caucusing with one another. Two members of the group???Libby Mahaffy and Ryan Kruis???will present their experiences and lessons learned from forming an ad hoc accountability group at MIT. They will discuss important considerations to be made for those thinking of starting similar groups and specific topics best addressed in these settings. Most importantly, the presenters will highlight the importance of such groups being accountable to peers and colleagues of color and tailored to their particular areas or institutions. Anyone from the MIT community is invited to attend.