While white women face experiences of gender oppression, we also benefit from white privilege. We are located in a societal hierarchy where white men make the rules, and white women frequently enforce them. Many of the strategies we’ve developed to navigate sexism in the workplace are maladaptive and can cause harm to People of Color.
This workshop will examine three patterns of behavior: perfectionism, control, and defensiveness, within the context of sexism and white privilege. We’ll provide alternative strategies, based in self-awareness, to better work in multicultural partnerships.
We are two cisgender white women who offer a model that examines the harmful impact of white supremacy and patriarchy within a society that promotes a false gender binary. This space is intended for cis and trans women and non-binary folx who have internalized feminine gender norms. Any white women and gender non-conforming people who want to look at the ways we’ve navigated sexism and misogyny and internalized white superiority are welcome to attend. Multiracial women who present as or are perceived as white and want to interrogate internalized white superiority are also welcome.
Content in this session is based on the presenters’ book: What’s Up with White Women? Unpacking Sexism and White Privilege in Pursuit of Racial Justice (New Society Publishing) and will be included with the workshop.
Facilitators: Ilsa Govan, M.A. & Tilman Smith
Location: The Seattle Girl's School.
Schedule: 9:00am-3:00pm PST
Ticket Price: $750 - $75
*No refunds for any reason 7 days prior to the workshop, although you are welcome to gift your seat to a colleague*
This workshop has been approved for the following Clock Hours & CEUs:
9 CEUs by the Washington State Chapter, National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Our Provider number is #1975-369