Let’s Talk About Racism

Held the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm on Zoom

You must register in advance for login information

Let’s Talk about Racism…..a group for white people to explore issues of implicit bias and systemic racism.
In a supportive environment, we will work to develop knowledge and skills as allies, to support our local BIPOC community and the larger movement for Racial Justice in our country. Led by Janne (Jan) Dooley, LCSW.

I have been advised by my friends of color that a good starting point for white people is to gather to talk out their issues around racism amongst themselves. In doing so we could feel safe in our exploration and understanding of privilege and deep seeded racism as we stumbled and fell over our old ingrained patterns, our lack of education and use of language. We could do this work together without offending and further hurting POC. With Janne Dooley’s rich background in grassroots activism, we are fortunate that she has volunteered to facilitate this monthly happening for us.
~ Rhianna

Please email any questions about this group to Rhianna@DreamingGoddess.com


Due to increased security on Zoom Calls, you must register for this event via our online
“Virtual Donation Basket.”

  • The requested exchange for the evening is a sliding scale of $10 – $20.
  • We do not want to exclude anyone from joining in this important conversation; if payment is an issue please select the option that you can afford – there is a $0 option for those who are unable to offer a monetary donation at this time.
  • All monies will be donated in support of Black Lives Matter
  • Here is the link to set up your Zoom Account if you do not already have one: https://zoom.us/signup

Current suggestions for books and videos to consider, based off of our first meeting in July:

Books
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo

Videos
Joy DeGruy: A Trip to the Grocery Store; Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome
Robin DiAngelo and Resmaa Menakem: In Conversation
Angela Davis: Mainstream Feminism

Movies
Just Mercy (2019)
13th (2016)


Janne Dooley is a grassroots political activist and psychotherapist. She has worked in the field of Social Justice since 1974. Janne is a community organizer and educator and has done extensive work on feminist issues. race, gender and sexual orientation. Janne has started consciousness raising and discussion groups, organized workshops and conferences as well as music and cultural events. She has a degree in Women’s Studies and a Masters of Social Work. In the present climate, Janne is leading discussion groups and workshops for white people on implicit bias and systemic racism helping them to become effective allies for Racial Justice.

Let's Talk about Racism - Exploring Implicit Bias and Systemic Racism with Janne Dooley and Rhianna Mirabello; Black Lives Matter; Dreaming Goddess
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