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Hard Conversations: Whiteness, Race, and Social Justice
Date Tuesday September 15
Time 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Event Type Class/Workshop
Organizer/AuthorVictor Lee Lewis
Location Details

$99.00 USD

A 5-Week Intensive Online Seminar and Virtual Classroom. Live Seminars via Zoom from 8-9:30 EDT (5-6:30 PDT) on September 15, 22, 29, October 6 and 13. Includes full access to the online learning community for 3 months

“Until you can recognize you are living a racialized life and you’re having racialized experiences every moment of every day, you can’t actually engage people of other races around the idea of justice.” -- Whitney Dow, The Whiteness Project

We will explore this question in a four-week online Zoom course and virtual classroom forum co-facilitated by social justice educators and authors, Victor Lee Lewis and Patti Digh.
We will examine the social construction of race and Whiteness, the historical origins of white supremacy and whiteness as an identity, and how to develop a solidarity-based White identity.

Week One: The Social Construction of Race and Whiteness
Week Two: The Color of Supremacy
Week Three: The Making and Unmaking of Whiteness
Week Four: Developing a Solidarity-Based White Identity
Week Five: Consolidating and Next Steps

We will hear diverse voices, we will ask questions, we will tell our own truths, and we will become allies–and not just allies, but effective allies.

Students will receive readings and discussion prompts in the online classroom twice weekly as well as the opportunity to participate in five 90-minute live dialogues with the co-facilitators during the course (one live dialogue per week).

VICTOR LEE LEWIS, MA, is the Founder and Director of the Radical Resilience Institute. He is a nationally-recognized speaker, consultant, trainer, social justice educator and writer. Victor has conducted seminars, workshops, keynote speeches, and “train the trainer” programs in most of the 50 United States, as well as in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and Germany. He is best known for his inspiring leadership role in The Color of Fear, an unusually powerful video about racism which received the Golden Apple Award for “Best Social Studies Documentary” of 1995 from the National Educational Media Association. He is co-author, with Hugh Vasquez, of Beyond the Color of Fear, a 4-volume multimedia curriculum for use in classrooms and training programs. Victor has also written a training manual utilizing the Hollywood film, Get Out!, The Get Out Movie Teacher’s Companion, as an on-ramp for classroom discussion. Victor is a Neuro-Linguistic Programming Health Certified Master Practitioner and Trainer, EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) Expert Practitioner/Trainer, a certified NLP hypnotherapist, and Third Years Advanced Student in the Somatic Experience Practitioner Program of SETI.

PATTI DIGH is the author of eight books on global workforce diversity and living mindfully, including a Fortune magazine “best business book” for the year 2000 and one of five finalists for the “Books for a Better Life” national award in 2008. She recently served on the Executive Committee of the ACLU-NC Board of Directors and has served in advising roles on diversity, equity, and inclusion to corporate and nonprofit organization clients such as PepsiCo, Boeing, PBS, the U.S. Postal Service, the American Society of Association Executives, and many others. She was formerly the Vice President of International and Diversity Programs at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest association of human resources professionals. More information is available on her website:

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