Wed, Jun 08|
Accomplices in Action (AIA) 2022 Information Session
Please join us for an informational session with the facilitators of Accomplices in Action, as well as past participants! This session will allow you to get a better understanding of the program, let you know what to expect, give you a chance to ask any outstanding questions, etc.
Time & Location
Jun 08, 2022, 7:00 PM
About the Event
Who?: This session is for any people who identify as white.
What? This is a cohort-style series that will challenge participants to explore the concepts of whiteness (white fragility, white privilege, and white supremacy, white rage, and more) both in how they show up personally and in how they manifest in our society. This is a space in which white folx will hold one another accountable, be honest about the harm they have caused, and name and explore ways to continue their anti-racism journeys and challenge white supremacy in every way possible.
Facilitators of this shared learning space will be Kristen Tubman and Jonathan Fichter. They have been selected by The Wells team due to their demonstrated committment to naming how white supremacy shows up in themselves and challenging other white people to learn better and do better.
Here's a bit more about them:
Jonathan Fichter grew up in suburban Philadelphia, PA. For the past 15 years, he has been living in Washington, DC where he collaborates with the local chapter of Showing Up For Racial Justice on educational outreach and housing justice issues. Jonathan has been teaching at K-12 schools for 17 years. He co-facilitates an antiracism group for white middle schoolers and a similar group for parents. At home, Jonathan and his partner have two elementary-age children who ask fantastic questions about race every day! One day, Jonathan would love to learn Yiddish.
His favorite quote is: "Because we no longer are playing by the safe rules of the status quo, rules that if we obey guarantee us a specific outcome, love moves us to a new ground of being. - bell hooks
Kristen Tubman grew up and lives in Baltimore, though she was born on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She has spent the last 15 years teaching Spanish and engaging in Diversity & Equity work with 6th-12th grade students. Additionally, Kristen facilitates and learns with adults in various white affinity groups and workshops on a wide range of topics including Anti-racism, Whiteness, and Privilege. Her most rewarding work has been as a co-planner of the Baltimore Student Diversity Leadership Conference for high-schoolers and the Middle School Student Leadership in Diversity Conference, both of which are led by brilliant student facilitators. She is always excited to learn more, to engage in dialogue, and to grow from feedback.
Her favorite quotes are:
"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced." -James Baldwin
"The beauty of anti-racism is that you don't have to pretend to be free of racism to be an anti-racist. Anti-racism is the commitment to fight racism wherever you find it, including in yourself. And it's the only way forward." -Ijeoma Oluo
"Action is the only remedy to indifference: the most insidious danger of all." -Elie Wiesel
Information Session Ticket