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Are you a white staff or faculty member at an independent school who has a sincere desire to be supportive of students, families, and staff of color who are operating in your predominantly white school environment? Have you ever been uncertain about the best ways in which to serve as an ally?
Led by a cross-racial dyad of consultants from VISIONS, Inc., this interactive and experiential workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to be empowered in being white allies by exploring the following:
· challenges and barriers to being a white ally
· implications of being members of historically included and historically excluded groups
· hyper visibility (spotlighting) and invisibility of people of color within predominantly white independent school environments
· subtle behaviors that white people are susceptible to (modern racism behaviors and racial micro aggressions )
· ways to enhance cross-cultural communication
· application of concepts and “tools” presented to situations/dilemmas experienced by participants
· characteristics of “ally behavior” and ways for allies to provide support to one another
Feedback about the VISIONS co-facilitators from recent work at an AISNE member independent school:
-they demonstrated tremendous skill in facilitating
-they had excellent sense of reading the pulse of the group so as to customize the experience for us
-they listened carefully and truly cared
-they were genuine in their interactions and generous in sharing of themselves
-they articulated good tools
Richard Pinderhughes, Psy.D. is Associate Director of Administration for VISIONS, Inc., a non-profit organization providing consultation and training to organizations, institutions and community groups seeking to enhance their multicultural effectiveness. He has also been practicing individual, group and family therapy for 20 years in the greater Boston community, with a strong background in adoption issues, particularly older adoptions, international and transracial adoptions. He has been working multiculturally for many years, focusing on issues of racial identity, bi-racial identity, institutional racism and racial/cultural issues affecting clinical practice. He is an alumnus of a New England independent school. Doug Weinstock, Ed.M., has been a multicultural consultant with VISIONS, Inc. since 2001. Concurrently, he teaches courses on anti-racist school practices to educators in Boston area school districts that are part of a collaborative committed to narrowing the achievement/opportunity gap. For many years prior to 2001, he was an elementary school teacher, staff developer, and principal in several school districts. He has a particular interest in understanding and working to change the historical impact and present-day manifestations of white, male, heterosexual, moneyed influences on institutions, groups, and individuals.
AISNE Member Fees: 1 or 2 people = $195 per person; 3+ registered at same time = $175 per person
Non-Member Fee: $390 per person
Fee includes all materials, continental breakfast and lunch.
Refund Policy: two weeks or more out = 50%; less than two weeks = 0%