Examining Our Own Privilege: Addressing Whiteness in Our Health and Racial Justice Work
THIS TRAINING HAS BEEN MOVED ONLINE AND HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR APRIL 15TH FROM 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM.
Topics: Shared language and definitions, overview of privilege, action-oriented strategies
Description: Health equity and racial justice work needs allies and champions in all spaces to elevate these issues and make lasting systems chLoriange. But before we can be a good ally or accomplice, we need to turn inwards and make sure we do the self-work needed to show up in a way that is authentic and true to the narrative of health equity and social justice work. What does it mean to be an white ally? How can we transfer the benefits of our privilege to those who don’t have it? This training will provide participants with a framework for common language, identify strategies for examining the privileges we hold, and empower participants to stand up and take on the problems born of oppression as their own.
Audience: Community members, coalition leaders and members, and public health professionals working to further health and racial equity.
Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to:
1. Define key terms to health equity and racial justice work
2. Identify privileged identities we hold and ways to connect across differences and leverage the power of those identities
3. Name ways to stand up to oppressive actions and systems to be a better ally or accomplice
MA DPH Coalition Criteria Addressed:
1. Shared vision including a focus on reducing health disparities and promoting health equity
2. Consistency with MA DPH’s goals and priorities
3. Participation from key stakeholders (individuals and organizations that have a vested stake or interest in a program or policy initiative, e.g. it will impact them directly)
4. Membership that is reflective of the community