Mindful of Whiteness is a monthly, online practice group and community for those who are doing the internal work of examining white privilege and the external work of fighting racism.
The Work of Anti-Racism
“The beauty of anti-racism is that you don’t have to pretend to be free of racism to be an anti-racist. Anti-racism is the commitment to fight racism wherever you find it, including in yourself. And it’s the only way forward.” – Ijeoma Oluo
The work of undoing internalized racism is ongoing, it is a journey and not a destination. Much like the work of our mindfulness practice, we practice diligently to free our hearts and minds from the types of conditioning that constrict and oppress us, like white supremacy. Sometimes, we taste moments of freedom from the oppressive patterns that bind us and that encourages us to keep going, to keep practicing. It is the same with the work of undoing racism, especially for white people.
Every system in our culture is set up to ensure the survival and the constancy of white supremacy. White supremacy is designed to operate invisibly. Our white privilege means we have the option of forgetting. We need help to notice how the system is operating inside our hearts and minds, and we need help to keep going when it feels like undoing racism is impossible. The support of like-minded individuals helps us move through this type of discomfort, so we can keep walking forward in developing our anti-racist capacities together.
Who is this practice group for?
The Mindful of Whiteness practice group is for white-identified people who are doing the internal work of examining white privilege and the external work of fighting racism in our neighborhoods, workplaces and families.
This white anti-racist space is also a place to practice mindfulness and insight meditation. This is a community ardently committed to the truth that our awakening is intertwined and no one is free until we are all free.
Each meeting will offer space for meditation, reflections, anti-racist discussion and personal sharing. No prior experience in anti-racist spaces or meditation is necessary.
Where is this practice group located?
Mindful of Whiteness meets online. Join us LIVE on Zoom from the comfort of your own home or another safe space. Zoom details will be sent automatically a few minutes after you register.
First Friday of the month from 5:00pm to 7:00pm PT.
Although this is a donation-based class, registration is required.
Suggested donation: $15