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EXPERIENTAL PROGRAM

As a variation of our Unpacking White Supremacy project, the intention of this experiential program is to engage participants in a process, designed to prompt honest dialogue about their lived experience, within the context of white supremacy; and to have our participants explore and unpack, in real time, the various ways in which white supremacy shows up, in their day-to-day lives, as they maneuver through the world, in their racialized identities; and to provide participants with an opportunity to develop a deepened understanding of their lived experience and the adverse impact that white supremacy has had on the their overall well-being and mental health.

Trigger Warning: Because of the nature of this program, unprocessed feelings or repressed emotions might be activated, but this is normal and to be expected. Trust the process and you will walk away with a deepened awareness of yourself and how your lived experience has been shaped by the world we live in.

 

PROGRAM CURRICULUM

Part I: The Self & Identity

In this section, participants will be given an opportunity to define the Self, as an object of introspection and reflective action, while highlighting the importance of their race and/or ethnicity, within a racialized context.

 

Part II: Social Conditioning & White Supremacy

In this section, participants will be given an opportunity to consider the important role that social conditioning has played in shaping their individualized relationship to the Self, while exploring how the ideology of white supremacy has influenced the process of social conditioning.

 

Part III: Lived Experience

In this section, participants will be given an opportunity to consider their lived experience, within the context of white supremacy, and identify the various ways that white supremacy has infiltrated their lives, either first hand or vicariously.

Part IV: Negative Internalized Ideas

In this section, participants will be given an opportunity to discover the various, negative ideas they have internalized about who they are, based on their race and/or ethnicity, within a racialized context, and how those ideas influence how they show up in their lives.

 

Part V: The Adverse Impact

In this section, participants will be given an opportunity to distinguish, unpack and process the adverse impact that the ideology of white supremacy has had on the quality of their lives, their overall well-being and their mental health. *The intention of this section is to give participants language to define their lived experience, as a way of giving them clarity about their lived experience.

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