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Unlearning Racism with Karen Fleshman

  • The Port Workspaces @Kaiser Mall 344 20th Street Oakland, CA, 94612 United States (map)

This workshop was created in partnership with Gyals Network and Women Get it Done for intersectional womens empowerment.

In follow-up to our popular webinar series, we are partnering with Women Get it Done to offer a special in-person workshop, Unlearning Racism, facilitated by Karen Fleshman.

Recent events have highlighted how much race continues to divide our country. Racism is pervasive in all aspects of US society, but it is also a choice, learned behavior that can be unlearned. If we each work on dismantling our personal racism, we could end systemic racism, the underlying problem of many other problems in our country.

Karen has designed a highly rated program aimed at empowering those who want to do something about racism but struggle with what specifically to do, rooted in her own journey from growing up in a nearly all white community to becoming an antiracism activist and educator. 

Who is the workshop for?

  • People who are not direct victims of racism who want to understand what racism is and align their behaviors with their beliefs about race.

  • Those who wish to move from being aware of racism to taking actions to overcome it.

The more vulnerable you allow yourself to be, the more you will gain from this workshop.

Limited early bird registration pricing is available.

Attendees will receive:

  • Light food and beverages 

  • The chance to participate in role-playing exercises 

  • A copy of the workshop presentation

Topics Covered

  • Racism, past and present 

  • How to get in the right mindset

  • Raising your awareness of racism in everyday life

  • How to intentionally expand your social network

  • How to work with others to dismantle systemic racism 

About Karen

Karen Fleshman is a racial equity trainer, Huffington Post blogger, and police accountability activist. Her mission is to build and support a community committed to love, action, and accountability about race in America. She offers talks, workshops, coaching, and facilitates town halls at companies, non-profits, universities, and government agencies to help people work on our selves, our relationships, and our sphere of influence to dismantle systemic racism and to address police brutality. 

She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College (BA Latin American Studies), the University of Texas at Austin (MA Radio TV Film) and New York Law School (JD cum laude), and is admitted to practice law in New York.

Please check out Karen's spotlight feature in Tech Inclusion hereto learn how she works to fight racism everyday.