What does it mean to be white? Often, in the west especially, white can be taken as the not in need of definition norm. How often do people take time, in a safe space, to reflect on what white is, what it implies and what place in the social strata it might hold?
Furthermore, some people have suggested that some ‘white’ people are experiencing an identity crisis? Is it true? If so why?
‘Green lighting’ – meaning that by discussing issues that might relate to white the green light is being given to further privilege white perspectives when the discrimination of other groups should be highlighted.
The above points will be explored using a range of mediums such as video, case examples and data. Participatory approaches are central and safe, open dialogue essential.
The facilitators will bring a range of stimuli and activities to structure the discussions and conversations.
These workshops will be particularly useful for practitioners who are working with young people but would also appeal to parents and practitioners working in the wider community.
The sessions will run from 10am to 1pm and refreshments will be provided. The Multi-Faith Centre is a fully accessible building with ample parking available in Car Park 1