Witnessing Whiteness: The Need to Talk About Race and How to do it.



Book workshop series facilitated by Susi Petta and Mary Birmingham

Dates Time Location:  Wednesdays: Jan. 22nd-March 18th – 7-8:30 pm    Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Madison Campus,

Goals of the Series

  • Build a community with a shared understanding of privilege, whiteness, and racism
  • Increase your ability to begin, support, and progress racial justice work
  • Develop leadership capacity around issues of diversity, inclusion, and race

10-week, sequential series designed for white people to forward anti-racism work. We connect the book with dialog and experiential activities by exploring the white experience.

Participants will need a copy of the book “Witnessing Whiteness: The Need to Talk About Race and How To Do It”.  The book can be purchased online or locally at A Room of One’s Own. P35ORTANT:

“Participating in the Witnessing Whiteness workshop was an extraordinary experience for me. As a white person, it helped me dig deeply into my understanding of white privilege, my fears, assumptions, and misconceptions about race. The workshop sessions provided a safe place to explore and be vulnerable. This workshop experience had such a deep effect on me that I decided I wanted to use my facilitation skills to share the Witnessing Whiteness workshop with others.” – Joan

The series is free and limited to 20 participants. First come, first serve. To register click here or email Susi Petta at mspetta@gmail.com.