White Awake Baltimore Study Group

June 19th

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    Room: Secondary Shrine Room/Classroom
    Join with other white meditation practitioners as we study "Waking Up White: Finding Myself in the Story of Race" by Debby Irving. 
    With honesty and humility, Debby Irving shares her own story of transformation--a journey opening herself to learning about the realities of racism and the unintended impacts of white privilege. 
    We will meet every other week to discuss one chapter and the prompts that are at the end of that chapter. Some supplemental materials will also be shared. Participants are encouraged to keep up with readings prior to meeting. Copies of the book are available for purchase at the Center. A copy is also available in the Center's library for reading at the Center. 
    There is no cost to attend the group. Instead, we ask that you make a donation to one of these people of color led organizations working to combat structural racism in Baltimore.
    The White Awake Study Group is for any person who identifies as white who wants to learn about the realities of racism and the unintended impacts of white privilege so that they can consciously contribute to racial justice rather than unconsciously perpetuate patterns of racism. We caucus with other white people to create a space of learning without causing more harm. We hold the Shambhala values of basic goodness, bravery, gentleness, kindness, and understanding at the center of our study.    
    The White Awake Study Group is supported by the Standing Up for Racial Justice Baltimore - Faith Group, a gathering of white people whose anti-racism is informed by their faith tradition.