Diversity is for White People: Strategies for Organizing against White Supremacist Violence

Diversity is for White People: Strategies for Organizing against White Supremacist Violence

Session Type(s): Training

Training Tag(s): Communications

Starts: Saturday, Aug. 12 3:00 PM

Ends: Saturday, Aug. 12 4:15 PM

Room: Embassy A

‘Diversity,’ ‘tolerance,’ and ‘white privilege’ are all terms that keep white people pacified within a system of violence that requires diversification and modification rather than radical shifts toward equity or full dismantling of the current political system. Within organizing, diversity or a push for PC politics keeps our conversations limited and our ability to cultivate a culture of radical honesty around white supremacist violence and anti-blackness. In our pursuits for liberation, it’s imperative that we analyze our own political organizing strategies that limit our effectiveness. This interactive training will help participants develop new strategies for organizing for liberation within white dominated spaces and organizing.

This training is for all audiences.

Trainer

Ashleigh Shackelford

Ashleigh Shackelford

Ashleigh Shackelford is a queer, agender Black fat femme writer, artist, and cultural producer. Ashleigh is a contributing writer at For Harriet, a community organizer at Black Future, and the creator of a body positivity organization Free Figure Revolution. She is a run-on sentence repeat offender and a Ratchet Black Feminist dedicated to dismantling anti-Blackness.