White Noise Collective: Antidotes for White Fragility

Sunday, July 29, 2018
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Sierra Club-Oakland, 2101 Webster St, Oakland, CA

Do you sometimes get “triggered” or shutdown in stressful, racially tense situations? This workshop, facilitated by the White Noise Collective, will explore how the brain and body respond to these perceived threats, help you manage guilt and shame that can arise in learning about race and racism, and build skills that enable greater resilience in moments of challenge.

Tickets are sliding scale $15 – $25. Tickets can be purchased here – but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Contact basebuilding@surjbayarea.org with ticket requests or questions.

Building Accessibility: There are two entrances to Sierra Club Office building on Webster and 21st both of which are accessible for mobility devices. The building has an elevator, and the kitchen space, conference room, and restrooms can also all accommodate mobility devices.

Scents: The Sierra Clubs space endeavors to offer a scent free environment; however as the Club is currently transitioning towards the use of only scent free products, we cannot guarantee an entirely scent free space. We ask everyone to please arrive at meetings fragrance free to support access for folks who experience multiple chemical sensitivities and allergies. This means using only body products and laundry detergent that say fragrance free or unscented on the label and do not have scented ingredients.