Saturday 27th June 2020 11am – 2pm
CANCELLED. NOTICE WILL BE GIVEN OF FUTURE GATHERINGS.
FREE – donations on the day much appreciated.
Whiteness, as a set of normative cultural practices, is visible most clearly to those it definitely excludes and those to whom it does violence. Those who are housed securely within its borders usually do not examine it. (Ruth Frankenberg,1993)
This group is open to people from all backgrounds, heritages and ethnicities who want to actively address the injustices and inequalities of racism through personal and collective work on White identity, power, privilege and complicity.
It is an open group meeting 4 times a year and facilitated since Sept 2017 by Bea Millar and Suzanne Keys, two therapists active in PCSR, Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility www.pcsr.org.uk. It is not a workshop, seminar or therapy group so participants need to be prepared to participate in uncomfortable and difficult conversations in a respectful environment, with the personal content being confidential to the group, and know how to support themselves in this process.
By doing this work together we hope to actively work towards dismantling internal, relational and structural racism. The groups started because Suzanne and Bea no longer wanted to be part of a therapy profession and world where clients, trainees and practitioners of colour continue to experience oppression, discrimination and harm, where their experiences are not heard and valued and where white practitioners don’t do the necessary internal and relational work to stop this happening. It is an ongoing experience and active learning journey.
Resources gathered for Examining Whiteness Updated March 2020
Organisations focusing on the experience of Therapists of Colour
Webinairs, podcasts and articles
Whiteness, Intimacy and Everyday Antiracism. William R. Frey
‘White counsellors don’t understand’: Why BME students don’t get the help they need at uni https://thetab.com/uk/2019/09/11/white-counsellors-dont-understand-why-bme-students-are-rejecting-mental-health-support-at-uni-124427
What’s Missing From “White Fragility” https://slate.com/human-interest/2019/09/white-fragility-robin-diangelo-workshop.html
RACE: What is White Supremacy in Education? https://theteacherist.com/2019/02/20/race-what-is-white-supremacy-2/
What does it mean to be white in a society that proclaims race meaningless? Robin DiAngelo
Why healing from internalised Whiteness is a missing link in White people’s anti-Racism work
Whiteness on the couch. Natasha Stovall
Pran Patel’s Decolonise the Curriculum Ted Talk https://youtu.be/8JjRQTuzqTU
Pran Patel’s Decolonise the Curriculum companion article https://theteacherist.com/2019/05/26/decolonise-the-curriculum/
Guide to Allyship: http://www.guidetoallyship.com/
So You Call Yourself an Ally: 10 Things All ‘Allies’ Need to Know: https://everydayfeminism.com/2013/11/things-allies-need-to-know/
#BlackSafeSpace CiCi and Shona Hunter
Seeing White – explorations of White Supremacy 14 radio broadcasts
Witnessing the wound’ 20 min video by Eugene Ellis, BAATN. https://vimeo.com/262194819
How I learned to stop worrying and love discussing Race (10 min TED talk) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MbdxeFcQtaU
Colonialism and the origins of skin bleaching https://wellcomecollection.org/articles/XIfdHRAAAKbQ_FWB
4 Ways White People Can Process Their Emotions Without Hijacking the Conversation on Racial Justice. Jennifer Loubriel https://thebodyisnotanapology.com/magazine/4-ways-white-people-can-process-their-emotions-without-bringing-the-white-tears/
3 authors who have written extensively on Racism and White privilege
Tim Wise, US anti-racism activist, J.E.Helm’s White racial identity development model and Peggy McIntosh on White privilege.
Classic text on these issues: Black Skin, White Masks Frantz Fanon 1952
Recent relevant books
Me and White Supremacy Layla F.Saad Coming out Feb 2020
How to be an antiracist Ibram X. Kendi 2019
Dying of Whiteness Jonathan M. Metzl 2019
White Privilege Unmasked: how to be part of the solution Judy Ryde 2019
White Fragility: why it’s so hard for white people to talk about racism Robin DiAngelo 2018
Natives: race and class in the ruins of empire Akala 2018
Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race Reni Eddo Lodge 2017
Race in Psychoanalysis Celia Brickman 2017
The Challenge of Racism in Therapeutic Practice Isha McKenzie-Mavinga 2016
Black Issues in The Therapeutic Process Isha McKenzie-Mavinga 2009
Being White in the Helping Professions Judy Ryde 2009
The Isis Papers. The Keys to the Colors Dr. Frances Cress Welsing 1991
A collection of 25 essays examining the neuroses of White Supremacy