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2014 Organizing Institute Online Application is Closed

September 23, 2014
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Thanks for all the applications. We are reviewing them and will be getting back to applicants soon. For those that missed the deadline, stay tuned for a 1-day public workshop later in the fall.

2014 CARW Organizing Institute: Apply TODAY!

August 29, 2014
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The Coalition of Anti-Racist Whites presents:

2014 Anti-Racist White Organizing Institute

October 5th – October 15th, 2014*

*New condensed version this year. Come check it out!

Preferred Application Deadline: September 7, 2012

Online Application

This six-week Anti-Racist White Organizing Institute (OI) will create a space for white people to:

  • develop and deepen our analysis of racism, white privilege, intersectionality, and accountability,

  • develop and deepen our skills in naming and framing racism, allyship, and taking action for racial justice,

  • build and strengthen a community of anti-racist white people working for the liberation of all people while actively honoring the leadership of people of color in our community,

  • make commitments to apply our racial justice skills in the Seattle area.

The OI is centered in a shared experience of white privilege and is offered by white people for white people. We are intentionally creating a space for white people to learn, struggle and grow together. Too often, this burden of educating white people about racism falls on people of color. As white people, we must take responsibility for our role in ending white privilege, which includes educating each other about racism and how we benefit from it.

The learning community will encompass organizers from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. We welcome those both new to organizing and anti-oppression work and those with experience as well.

Expectations: We expect participants to attend all sessions (especially with the condensed version), to participate in the potluck, and complete the assigned readings or work assigned between sessions. Expect 2-4 hours per week of homework (e.g., readings, reflection journaling, meeting with other participants, etc.) as part of your commitment.

Dates: The OI will be held on the following dates (Location TBD):

  • Sunday: October 5th from 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM

  • Wednesday: October 8th from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

  • Sunday: October 12th from 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM

  • Wednesday: October 15th from 6:00 PM – 9:00PM

Ongoing Commitment: The CARW Anti-Racist Organizing Institute is more than a training we expect all participants in the OI will make a one-year commitment to participate in CARW’s monthly meetings and organizing efforts in 2015. Ongoing monthly time commitment is 3-6+ hours per month. This year we will be focusing on bringing people through the OI who are interested in becoming Member Organizers. For more information on CARW’s new structure please see the website.

Location: TBD

Accessibility: If you have any questions about accessibility or require any other accommodations, please contact us in advance so we can work with you to meet your needs. If you require childcare during the sessions, we will work to arrange it upon request. Please let us know!

Cost: All coordination and training for the OI is provided on a voluntary basis. The fees from the OI are the main source of funding for CARW and help cover the costs of the OI, ongoing CARW operations, and supporting people of color-led organizations. Cost is $200. Please be thoughtful about what you can afford and donate generously. No one should be discouraged to attend because of cost. A sliding scale fee of $5-$199 is possible if you are low income.

Space: In order to facilitate a supportive learning environment, space is limited to about 24 participants. The OI planning committee will review all applications and bring together a learning community of white people with a diversity of backgrounds and experiences. Not all applicants will be admitted.

Deadline: Preferred deadline is 8/30, but applications will be accepted until the first day of the Organizing Institute (10/5). Notification of acceptance on 9/20 or earlier. You may submit this applicationrbccameredith) or by mail (sent to 708 Lake Washington Blvd. South, Seattle 98144). This application can also be conducted orally if you prefer.

Questions? We are happy to discuss any questions you may have over email, phone, or in person. Do not hesitate to contact us.

E-mail: rbccameredith

Phone: Becca (206) 802-8813

Website: http://carw.org

In solidarity,

CARW

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2014 CARW Organizing Institute: Apply TODAY!

August 9, 2014
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Please share widely….

The Coalition of Anti-Racist Whites presents:

2014 Anti-Racist White Organizing Institute

October 5th – October 15th, 2014*

*New condensed version this year. Come check it out!

Preferred Application Deadline: August 30th, 2014

Online Application

This multi-week Anti-Racist White Organizing Institute (OI) will create a space for white people to:

  • develop and deepen our analysis of racism, white privilege, intersectionality, and accountability,

  • develop and deepen our skills in naming and framing racism, allyship, and taking action for racial justice,

  • build and strengthen a community of anti-racist white people working for the liberation of all people while actively honoring the leadership of people of color in our community,

  • make commitments to apply our racial justice skills in the Seattle area.

The OI is centered in a shared experience of white privilege and is offered by white people for white people. We are intentionally creating a space for white people to learn, struggle and grow together. Too often, this burden of educating white people about racism falls on people of color. As white people, we must take responsibility for our role in ending white privilege, which includes educating each other about racism and how we benefit from it.

The learning community will encompass organizers from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. We welcome those both new to organizing and anti-oppression work and those with experience as well.

Expectations: We expect participants to attend all sessions (especially with the condensed version), to participate in the potluck, and complete the assigned readings or work assigned between sessions. Expect 2-4 hours per week of homework (e.g., readings, reflection journaling, meeting with other participants, etc.) as part of your commitment.

Dates: The OI will be held on the following dates (Location TBD):

  • Sunday: October 5th from 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM

  • Wednesday: October 8th from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

  • Sunday: October 12th from 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM

  • Wednesday: October 15th from 6:00 PM – 9:00PM

Ongoing Commitment: The CARW Anti-Racist Organizing Institute is more than a training we expect all participants in the OI will make a one-year commitment to participate in CARW’s monthly meetings and organizing efforts in 2015. Ongoing monthly time commitment is 3-6+ hours per month. This year we will be focusing on bringing people through the OI who are interested in becoming Member Organizers. For more information on CARW’s new structure please see the website.

Location: TBD

Accessibility: If you have any questions about accessibility or require any other accommodations, please contact us in advance so we can work with you to meet your needs. If you require childcare during the sessions, we will work to arrange it upon request. Please let us know!

Cost: All coordination and training for the OI is provided on a voluntary basis. The fees from the OI are the main source of funding for CARW and help cover the costs of the OI, ongoing CARW operations, and supporting people of color-led organizations. Cost is $200. Please be thoughtful about what you can afford and donate generously. No one should be discouraged to attend because of cost. A sliding scale fee of $5-$199 is possible if you are low income.

Space: In order to facilitate a supportive learning environment, space is limited to about 24 participants. The OI planning committee will review all applications and bring together a learning community of white people with a diversity of backgrounds and experiences. Not all applicants will be admitted.

Deadline: Preferred deadline is 8/30, but applications will be accepted until the first day of the Organizing Institute (10/5). Notification of acceptance on 9/20 or earlier. You may submit this applicationrbccameredith) or by mail (sent to 708 Lake Washington Blvd. South, Seattle 98144). This application can also be conducted orally if you prefer.

Questions? We are happy to discuss any questions you may have over email, phone, or in person. Do not hesitate to contact us.

E-mail: rbccameredith at gmail

Phone: Becca (206) 802-8813

Website: http://carw.org

In solidarity,

CARW

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CARW Community Celebration Potluck July 27

July 23, 2014

CARW 2014 Picnic (2)

CARW Community Celebration July 27!

June 21, 2014

Greetings CARW Community,

Please save the date for the 2014 CARW Community Celebration/Picnic/Potluck!
When: Sunday, July 27, 1-4PM
Where: Jefferson Park, Beacon Hill, Seattle, Shelter #1, http://www.seattle.gov/parks/park_detail.asp?id=114
Who: CARW Member Organizers, Base Supporters, Partners, Ally Group Members, Alumni, Family, Friends, Neighbors, Everyone!
Why: To celebrate 14 years of work towards racial justice, eat good food with old and new friends, contribute your ideas for CARW’s future, and have fun!
More info, including details on accessibility, to follow. If you have any questions or if you’d like to join the fabulous planning committee, please contact Sarah at sarahdemas@gmail.com or (206) 962-1713.
Hope to see you all there!

June 14th: Public Workshop

May 18, 2014
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All are invited to… [PLEASE SHARE WIDELY}

The Coalition of Anti-Racist Whites’

June Public Workshop

Saturday, June 14th 2014
11:00pm to 3:00pm

Suggested Donation $5 – $20

*Light lunch will be provided*

Washington Hall (153 14th Ave. Seattle, Washington 98122)

RSVP to Becca at rbccameredith // (206) 802-8813

*This workshop is for anyone interested in getting involved in CARW to support racial justice organizing in Seattle*

The Coalition of Anti-Racist Whites (CARW) is holding a public workshop on Saturday, June 14th 2014. This workshop is a training opportunity for white folks new to anti-racist organizing in Seattle and interested in CARW’s work.

Starting in 2012, CARW’s monthly meetings are now specifically for CARW Member Organizers, and this public workshop is for those who are not Members, but are interested in learning more about becoming a Member Organizer to support anti-racist organizing in Seattle. We also know there are many white people out there, including CARW Base Supporters, who have been interested in CARW’s annual White Anti-Racist Organizing Institute but have not been able to participate for various reasons. If this sounds like you, we encourage you to attend this workshop.

During the 4-hour session we will be present some of the anti-racist analysis that is foundational to CARW’s work. We hope this training helps propel you on your journey to becoming a stronger white ally for racial justice in your relationships, family, work, school, or volunteer activities.

This is the workshop to attend if you are a new to CARW or a base supporter who has not been through the Organizing Institute.

The June Public Workshop will include:

  • Intro to CARW: who we are and what we do
  • Anti-racism 101: building a common analysis for organizing
  • The role of white folks in a movement for racial justice
  • CARW’s work and how you can get involved

ACCESSIBILITY:

  • There is a ramp into the building.
  • Fragrances may be present, although we will request all participants refrain from scented products.
  • Vegan food options will be provided. Please let us know about any other food allergies.
  • Interpretation and childcare will be provided to the best of our abilities upon request.
  • For additional accessibility needs please contact Becca (rbccameredith // (206) 802-8813)

Event Friday, May 16 — Who Profits: the BDS Movement and Occupation Profiteers

May 14, 2014
Hello CARW community!
 
CARW has endorsed the Burst the Bubble Campaign led by Jewish Voice For Peace Seattle to demand that Sur La Table deshelve SodaStream, a product manufactured in an illegal West Bank settlement located on stolen Palestinian land. Palestinians experience a racist apartheid state in Israel/Palestine. And the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment, and sanctions of Israel and Israeli Settlement products/companies is a powerful, non-violent strategy that asks allies to support Palestinian self-determination. CARW endorses this campaign in support of the allyship work of JVP Seattle towards the liberation of Palestinians and the end of apartheid in Israel.
 

Want to learn more? Please join CARW and Jewish Voice for Peace on Friday, May 16th, to hear about Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) and the Israeli Occupation!


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Join us for a potluck and eye-opening discussion with Dalit Baum, cofounder of WhoProfits: The Israeli Occupation Industry. 

Heard of campaigns against SodaStream, Veolia, or Ahava? Go deeper into the need for such campaigns with renowned speaker Baum, who will provide a close-up legal, economic, and activist examination of the of the lucrative Israeli Settlement Industry. Then learn how the world is stepping up to shut down Settlement profiteering, from international courtrooms to big banks to the streets of Seattle. 

Friday, May 16th, Elliot Bay Room, Pike’s Place Market

6PM - Potluck: Please bring a dish to share!
7PM - Presentation by Dalit Baum followed by Q & A
 
Accessibility: There will be signs posted around the market to assist folks in finding the space.  
 
For elevator access: From First Ave & Pike, enter the Economy Arcade just south of the newsstand. Walk back until you reach a hallway on the left just past DeLaurenti’s. Turn left and enter the hallway. The elevator is on the left-hand side. The meeting rooms are on Floor 3. The Atrium Kitchen is located on the Atrium Floor (take the elevator or the stairs south of the elevator). 
 
Public Transportation: Many bus lines go to Pike’s Place Market. The Westlake lightrail station is also 4 blocks away.
 
Sponsored by the endorsers of Burst The Bubble: campaign to deshelve SodaStream. Including: JVP Seattle, Coalition of Anti-Racist Whites, Washington Incarceration Stops Here, Queers Against Israeli Apartheid, Palestine Solidarity Committee, Northwest BDS Coalition, American Muslims of Puget Sound


Jewish Voice for Peace is a diverse and democratic community of activists inspired by Jewish tradition to work together for peace, social justice, and human rights. 

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About the Burst the Bubble Campaign

SodaStream is a product made in the occupied West Bank in Palestine in the industrial park of the illegal settlement Maaleh Adumim. Due to the location of its factory, SodaStream received significant tax breaks and is able to exploit cheap Palestinian labor.  At the same time, SodaStream entrenches the Israeli Occupation of Palestine by justifying further land grabs, enabling the “separation barrier” to be built around the settlement, and actually supporting settlement expansion by paying municipal taxes to Maaleh Adumim. You can learn more about SodaStream at our new website: www.burstthebubble.org.

JVP is coordinating this campaign in response to the 2005 call for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) of Israel by over 170 Palestinian civil society organizations. The BDS movement is a powerful tool that is placing significant pressure on Israel to end its occupation of Palestine.  

Sur La Table is the second largest cook wear company in the country, next to Williams-Sonoma. It was founded locally, in Seattle, and continues to be headquartered here. For this reason, it has been a strategic target to further the boycott of SodaStream.

 
JVP organizers have made significant progress, thanks to the support of many other local organizations. They have organized demonstrations, collected hundreds of signatures on our petition, and clogged Sur La Table’s website with reviews of SodaStream. In response to this pressure, the CEO of Sur La Table, Jack Schweffel, met with two members of JVP. The result: Schweffel agreed to read over 250 pages of information about SodaStream and the Occupation, to talk it over with the board of directors of Sur La Table, and to meet with JVP again in June.
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