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Know about upcoming SF Bay Area WNC workshops, dialogues and updates through our infrequent emails by joining our mailing list! We will send an email or two each month with updates about next events. You can always follow this same link to unsubscribe later.

You may also want to join our (sometimes) higher traffic action list! This list aims to support those in our community who want to engage more actively in the emerging movement and includes more frequent updates and information about actions that WNC organizes and those from other community groups. Feel free to send us info on racial justice related events you are organizing that would be open to and appropriate for our community members.

2017 Dialogues:

Dialogues are only open to participants of past workshops and dialogues. Please see here for a fuller description of what our dialogues are, and our new policy. To RSVP for a dialogue, join our email list and reply when the invite is sent out! Location changes each month. If you missed a dialogue, you can check out most of the dialogue notes here.

  • January 31: Challenges, Resistances, and Mutual Aid in a Time of Fascism
  • February 21: Aftermath of the Women’s March
  • March 21: Cross-Class Organizing in the Trump Era

Upcoming Workshops:
  • Jan. 28, 1-5pm: Adding Dimension to Our Identities
    • This will be an exploratory workshop looking at ways that western colonialism and white supremacy shaped the false binaries we currently have around gender and other parts of our identity. How have and do systems of violence and power shaped our identities? How do different parts of our identity relate to each other? How can we use this understanding to better understand both the privileged and marginalized aspects of our identity and come into a greater sense of complex wholeness in order to re-humanize our experiences of ourselves and others? Register here!
  • Feb. 4 & March 12: Antidotes to White Fragility with SURJ
  • Difficult Conversations with SURJ

Other Events:

  • Feb 12, 4-7 PM: Anti-Fascist film screening and Valentines-making
  • March 12th: Seasonal Ritual
  • White Awake Group for White Women Starting February 12, 2017
    Are you looking more than ever for a place to grow and deepen your knowledge, courage and commitment to racial and social justice? Are you wondering how to participate in this critical historical moment?
    White Awake is a multi-generational 5-month study, skill-building and action group for white women to grow as racial justice activists, a place of encouragement, learning and unlearning. Through discussion, reflection, exercises and action become more effective in standing up to racism and injustice in our families, neighborhoods, workplaces, organizations and institutions. Starting with ourselves, we build understanding beyond the interpersonal to the working of systemic racism, how it developed, how it has been resisted and lessons we can apply.
    Lois Helmbold, Ph.D, and Rochelle Towers, M.S.W., started White Awake to springboard white women into social activism after the After the Charleston massacre in 2015, many white women needed and wanted more knowledge, analysis, and action. 
    When: On the 2nd & 4th Sundays, 6 – 9 pmFebruary 12, 2017 through June 25, 2017
    • Commitment: 
      • Read approximately 60 pages a month and watch assigned videos
      • Complete assignments for reflection or action
      • Come prepared and on time to meetings
      • Attend all meetings (we recognize there may be exceptions).
    • Cost:  Sliding scale from $40 – $80 a month.
    • Application & information on FaceBook

18 thoughts on “Calendar

  1. So interested in your collective and would love to hear more about meetings and other opportunities to get involved!

  2. Hi,

    I tried to register for the workshop on 11/10, but haven’t heard anything back, just wondering if I am registered or am still able to do so? Thanks!!


    • John, Sorry that we are just seeing your comment, after the fact. Unfortunately, we only gave out the address to folks after registration and the link for registration was sent out via our mailing list and facebook page. Feel free to like us on facebook or join our mailing list to hear of future events! //Beja

  3. Hey folks,
    I love what you all are doing! I have been seeking a group like this for some time. I’d like to attend the dialogue in July if it’s still happening. I want to get involved however I can.

    P.s did any of the group members go to the White Silence is Violence demonstration in Oakland on June 21? I think we need more actions like that.

  4. Hi there,

    Are there dates/times and locations set for the December 12th Difficult Conversations workshop as well as the upcoming winter/spring workshops? I am based in Brooklyn and am thrilled to just have come across your website in my research. I heard from someone that you might be starting to organize/hold workshops in NY as well- curious if this is in fact true and if so, how I might be able to participate and/or become involved. If that was in fact a rumor, do you have any organizations to recommend in NY (or closer than SF:) ) that are doing similar work at the intersection of whiteness and female identity? Many thanks,

  5. Hi! How do I start attending events in the Bay Area? Especially the workshop on December 3rd? Thanks so much, Nicole

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