Dismantling White Supremacy workshop in Tucson

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Tim Wise
Tim Wise

Hosted by Tucson Second Chance Community Bail Fund and 3 others

“Nationally recognized anti-racism advocate, TIM WISE, will lead a training on dismantling White Supremacy called, “Policing Black, Brown and Indigenous Bodies in White Spaces”, May 18, 2019, from 8:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at St. Mark’s Presbytarian Church, 3809 E. 3rd Street, Tucson AZ 85716.

Although the training is specifically designed to engage White Tucsonans in a much needed conversation about how to dismantle White supremacy and counter the growing threat of violent White extremism, the event is open to everyone. Ticket prices have been kept low to make the training available to as many Tucsonans as possible. SEATING IS LIMITED—only 150 tickets are available for purchase so buy your ticket(s) early. (Tickets are $10)

IMPORTANT PURCHASER AGREEMENT NOTICE

Due to the sensitive nature of this training, each ticket purchaser (”purchaser”) hereby agrees to abide by the following training ground rules:

Allow everyone a chance to speak
Listen respectfully and actively
Commit to learning, not debating
Avoid blame, speculation, inflammatory language
Avoid assumptions about others, especially based on their perceived social group.
The goal is not to agree — it is to gain a deeper understanding.
Be conscious of body language and nonverbal responses — they can be as disrespectful as words.”

Carolyn’s note: As a non-white person who’s experienced racial slurs, hostility, discrimination in America, Germany, and England, all I can say that in 2019 this type of workshop is still very much needed in Tucson.  Ask any racial/ethnic minority person what it’s like to live and work in America, and hopefully they will be honest and tell you about their experiences.  Lots of white folks/haoles need this type of training. Learn to treat all others with respect and civility and life could be better for all of us on this planet.

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  1. Reminder of this dismantling White Supremacy workshop tomorrow. Eventbrite says that tickets have SOLD OUT, so I hope the White folks who attend will learn something useful, and be more tolerant & respectful of non-whites.

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