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Me & White Supremacy Discussion

July 16, 2023 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am

In the summer of 2018, Layla F. Saad ran a free month-long Instagram challenge that became an international cultural movement. The #meandwhitesupremacy workbook invited participants to examine and own responsibility for the ways they uphold white supremacy.

From the challenge, Saad updated the workbook, Me and White Supremacy: A 28-Day Challenge to Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor. It “leads readers through a journey of understanding their white privilege and participation in white supremacy, so that they can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on black, indigenous and people of color, and in turn, help other white people do better, too.” The new book goes beyond the original challenge by adding more context, sharing stories and anecdotes, and including definitions, examples, and further resources.

We’re hoping that this summer you take the pledge and commit to journaling through the workbook, which is available as a free PDF and can be purchased online. It is also available as an audiobook. The pledge is anonymous, but we will be tracking how many people take it and the number of people who participate in the discussions. While it is supposed to be a 28-day challenge, we invite you to work through it at your own pace. We will have opportunities to discuss the topic and workbook at a 9:45 Forum on July 16. There will also be another opportunity for discussion in August. The discussion will be facilitated by Leader Intern Louise Jett. You can contact her with questions or while you are journaling for love and support at ljett@ethicalstl.org.

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Date:
July 16, 2023
Time:
9:45 am - 10:45 am
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Venue

Hanke Room
9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117-1003
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EthicalStL