In accordance with Massachusetts regulations, strict restrictions are in effect for in-person campus events. Most of the the events listed here are taking place remotely on Zoom and other online platforms. See each listing for details. All times are United States Eastern Time Zone.

Bodies of Knowledge: Undoing Racism from the Inside Out

Event Details

February 2—February 24, 2021, Tuesdays 6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Online

Free admission
Contact:
Jennifer Cannella
413-545-2337

Sessions offered via Zoom: Pre-registration for full series of 8 sessions required.  

“This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it.” - Ta-Nehisi Coates, 2015

Racism lives in our bodies, shaping perceptions, priming reactions, biasing decisions. To undo racism, we have to know it. To know it, we have to see it. To see it, we have to look for it. We can start by looking inside our own bodies. Explore, Observe, Learn, Reflect, Share.

In this free 8-session, 90-minute, experiential group program, you will learn mindful self-regulation skills to manage White fragility. We will use guided activities to observe our own embodied action tendencies related to performance of White identity.  Opportunities to verbalize and share experiences in an affirming and strength-based format are also provided.

https://www.umass.edu/counseling/node/920

 

Event Category

Diversity