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Decentering Whiteness, White Privilege and White Supremacy in Organizational Spaces

November 23 @ 12:00 pm 2:00 pm

This session examines the importance for white people to actively work towards dismantling all iterations of white supremacy in their work environment and lives. Indigenous, Black, and racialized people are often exhausted from experiencing and naming racism, and the emotional labour required to do this work often is presumed to be the work of theirs to carry.

Session Objectives:

1) To provide critical learning opportunities for white people to engage in conversations about whiteness, white privilege, and white supremacy;

2) To examine the impact of white supremacy in organizations;

3) To support racialized participants’ understanding of the impact of white supremacy and their relationship to it so that they do not collude in or internalize their own oppression (Derman-Sparks, 2006 cited by CARED, 2021). 

This session will explore inter/relational-strategies, self-reflective analysis and location, and how white privilege and power operate as weapons/tools of oppression and racism.