Dialogue:Racism Winter 2024

Dialogue:Racism Winter 2024


racial healing

Men hate each other because they fear each other, and they fear each other because they don’t know each other, and they don’t know each other because they are often separated from each other. – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Two-day workshop

Saturday, February 10 and February 17, 2024


9:00 A.M.to 4:30 P.M.

The Center for the Healing of Racism offers DIALOGUE: RACISM, a two-day interactive workshop, which provides a safe, respectful, and loving atmosphere where individuals can learn about racism, share personal experiences, dispel lingering fears and guilt, and get to know each other. The two days will use film, hard data, and small and large group processing.

Topics Include:

    • Defining Prejudice and Racism and How Racism is Perpetuated

Childhood experiences, misinformation, and separation. The Eye of the Storm chronicles Jane Elliott’s now famous exercise where she divides her class based upon the color of their eyes and bestows upon one group privileges and on the other group impediments.

    • Unaware Racism (Implicit Bias) and White Privilege

Unaware racism arises out of racial conditioning that everyone undergoes, often without being aware of it. Far from the overt hatred of racist groups, unaware racism shows up in daily contact among groups. White privilege arises from the systemic advantage of one group over others.

    • Stereotypes and How They Affect Us

A preconceived notion about a group of people, stereotypes are powerful persistent images that shape people’s gut level beliefs, not only the beliefs of the dominant group, but the targeted group about themselves.

    • Cultural Racism

Culture is transmitted through language and traditions, both verbally and non-verbally. When one culture is regarded as standard, even superior, other cultures and their cultural forms are denigrated. When a group’s culture is held to be inferior, cultural genocide can result.

    • Internalized Racism

When the anger, hurt, and frustration turn inward.

    • Institutionalized Racism

Exploring the systems that affect us daily: the media, “justice”, educational, health care, religious and economic systems etc.

    • Oneness of Humanity and The Next Steps

Race is a human invention. Once we see our oneness, we’ll explore some of the ways to put this knowledge into action.

Please plan to attend both days in full.

Lunch is available for a donation.  If you have special dietary needs, please bring a lunch that doesn’t need refrigeration.

Parking is available in HCC Lot 9, at Holman and Crawford/Almeda.

Free and open to the public, with donations encouraged. To donate click here.

Limited to the first 50 registrations.

***** Social Workers 14 hrs. CEU Credits for $20 fee*****

There will be a special recognition of Lunar New Year, Year of the Dragon on February 10.

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.  We hope to see you at another event soon.

Location: 3412 Crawford Street, Houston, TX 77004
Event Type: In-Person
Date: February 10, 2024
Time : 9:00AM Central Time to 4:30PM Central Time
Duration: 1 Day
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