White People Challenging Racism




Class Description

Moving From Talk to Action

Marian Leighton-Levy & Katherine Blake-Gendron / Co-Facilitators—People of all heritages / identities are welcome to join us as we focus on the role of white people in dismantling racism and building a just society. How does white privilege help perpetuate racism? Through short readings, personal experiences and role-playing, we’ll develop specific plans for challenging racism in your workplace, organizations, community and personal circles. You will be encouraged to find other people in your life who can provide support and serve as allies in your efforts.

Five, 2-hour classes: Thursday evenings, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Beginning February 2, 2017. Newburyport Public Library.
Cost: $50.

KATHERINE BLAKE GENDRON—BS Boston College, Nursing; MS Boston University Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing. Katherine established her practice of psychotherapy in Newburyport in 1986. She spent over 33 years working therapeutically with individuals, couples and families from the area. She has a passion for learning and loves working with others to understand issues that have limited our humanity. MARIAN LEIGHTON LEVY has spent her adult life in the music business, as co-founder of Rounder Records, which began as a political and countercultural col- lective. Always having been involved and interested in activist politics, she took the White People Challenging Racism course in Cambridge a year ago to be able to bring that model to our town and help facilitate it.