The White Noise Collective has added our name to the list of organizations that support and endorse the California Prisoner Hunger Strikers. We do this as an act of solidarity and to stand in opposition to the structural racism of the prison industry. As part of that endorsement, we are sharing this announcement about an upcoming way for all of us to show support and solidarity. Please join us in making a call to Gov. Brown and encouraging him and the CDCR to negotiate. -the WNC
Hunger for Justice
On Wednesday July 31st, people around the world will fast and take other action in solidarity with the California Prisoner Hunger Strikers. Join family members of hunger strikers along with James Cromwell, Angela Davis, Mike Farrell, Danny Glover, Elliott Gould, Chris Hedges, Alice Walker, and Cornel West. We fast knowing that the criminalization that killed Trayvon Martin, and the criminalization that justifies the torture of prisoners in solitary confinement are one and the same.… Read more
Sunday, March 10 – Exploring the Intersection of White Privilege and Gender Oppression in the Work for Racial Justice.
10am-12:30pm, Near 12th St BART in Oakland. $35-50 sliding scale.
To apply for registration, click here.
How have our experiences of gender oppression impacted our work in challenging white supremacy? What patterns are common among people socialized as both white and female? How do they show up or limit our anti-racist work?
In this highly interactive workshop, led by members of the White Noise Collective, we will explore how internalized sexism and heterosexism influences our work for racial justice. Through dialogue, presentation, Theater of the Oppressed, analysis of media images and other experiential activities, we will collectively investigate these intersections and the frequently raised themes of cultural appropriation, passive aggressive behavior, helping professions, and the ‘white women tears’ phenomenon. We will also look at the historic and current mythologies of white women as virtuous victims that are used to justify violence against people of color and co-create creative strateges for countering them.… Read more
We did a bunch of workshops – and now we want to host monthly dialogues to dive deeper into some of the topics that have come up for people. This is open to all, whether or not you have participated in a workshop or not, and you can come to as many or as few as you like.
Some of the themes that we may potentially dialogue about include:
the virtuous victim narrative,
…costs/benefits/strategies/patterns of passive-aggressive behavior,
victimization and victim identity,
apartheid “lite” systems
white women in helping professions
In addition, the dialogues could help us to potentially manifest projects such as writing, actions, theater, and resource sharing.
For our first meeting, we’ll share the “findings” of the workshop series, and from there we can chart out where we want to collectively go.
The dates for this spring are 3rd Tuesdays starting in March!:
April 12 (an exception, due to Passover on the 19th)
RSVP: whitenoisecollective at gmail dot com for Location info