WHAT PEOPLE SAY
DOW gives me a firm grounding in a community where I can be vulnerable and practice building new skills in anti-racism that disrupt not only white supremacy within myself, but in the people around me and in wider systems and structures as well. Since starting the group, I have begun to notice and shift the ways my whiteness manifests as well as a transforming the ways I approach fellow white folks to call them into this work. A valuable and necessary use of your time.
DOW offers a glimpse beyond white supremacy culture. Dylan and Jennie work well together to slow things down with deep questions and thoughtful groundings. This group offered a container where I felt my edges of bringing more of my full self into a space and navigating how to track and care for folks in community. This longer series of community building provided a solid place to return to to hold the complexities of both loving white people and holding one another accountable.
When I came into the program I knew I had whiteness written all over me. But Jennie and Dylan helped me realize two key things: first, that white supremacy is not only expressed in my thinking, but also in my emotions and in my body. Second, the scenarios of human interactions we worked through as a team showed me how to be curious about a person's actions, rather than assuming, blaming or shaming. Big time, powerful learning.