Racism in White Saviorism – a Zoom dialogue

Racism in White Saviorism – a Zoom dialogue


racial healing


REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.  Please join us for another dialogue.

White Saviorism according to Teju Cole is “is about having a big emotional experience that validates privilege”.

In this session we will discuss the destructive consequences of white saviorism. We will understand the historic legacy of white saviorism’s role in racial violence from residential schools, social work programs, to education. We will connect this to the present, through examination of our own lives and current events. By understanding this historical context we can better understand the ways engaging in helping professions can result in destructive care taking, paternalism, and harm in the communities we seek to serve. We will have the opportunity to have break out discussions and get honest about our motivations as we learn to show up equally.

Our presenter: Heather Marie Scholl is an artist and educator who utilizes embroidery, mixed media, installation, writing and education to illuminate issues of race and whiteness, gender and sexuality, trauma and abuse. She has 20 years of experience in racial justice movement spaces. In 2015 Scholl began an exploration into white women’s roles in white supremacy through her series, Whitework. This work led her to co-founding and directing Confront White Womanhood, anti-racism education for white women (2016-2020). She has held workshops for Women’s March, Mothering Justice, Columbia University and more. Raised in Portland, OR Scholl now resides in Philadelphia, PA on Lenni-Lenape land.
Free and open to the public with donations encouraged.  To donate click here.

To reserve your spot and receive a Zoom link, please register below by November 14.

Event Type: Virtual
Date: November 16, 2021
Time : 6:00 PM Central Time to 8:00 PM Central Time
Duration: 1 Day
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