The Coalition of Anti-Racist Whites presents…
Visionary Politics Panel
December 11th — Wednesday
Potluck: 6pm Panel: 6:30-9pm
Downtown YMCA (4th & Marion)
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Movement leaders come together to discuss how our day-to-day organizing can lead to transformative social change. Panelists will discuss strategy, grassroots campaigns, building multi-issue movements, the role of healing and collective care, and visions of liberation. This will be an exciting dialogue, with inspiring voices!
This event is open to all — the CARW base, friends from partner organizations, and broader public . This event will launch CARW’s 2014 organizing year.
- Soya Jung — Change Lab (info)
- Marisa Franco — National Day Labor Organizing Network (info)
- Dan Berger – Author & Activist (info)
- Nathan Shara – Generative Somatics (info)
We hope to see you there!
Join us Sunday Dec. 8 from 11-3 at 217 MLK Way for a holiday crafting fundraiser, with brunch and cocktails, in support of the typhoon relief work of BAYAN!
Knock gifts off your list and make something lovely for yourself or the people in your life.
We’ll set up stations and provide all supplies for making:
- Homemade liqueurs, including herbal and floral infusions and kahlua
- Bath bombs— add some sparkle and herbal scent to your bath!
- Tin can candleholders
- Slingshots– the real deal– ‘careful or you’ll put someone’s eye out!’
We’ll also set up a large workspace for you to bring your own craft projects, and supply ribbon, decorative paper, collage materials, glue, scissors, tapes, and hole punchers. Come make your zine, assemble a poster, make a card, whatever!
Food and breakfast cocktails provided.We’ll provide lots of brunch items; consider bringing something to add to the potluck.
This event is kid-friendly!
Please donate what you can, considering what you’d otherwise spend on gifts which your crafted item will replace. All funds go directly to Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts supported by BAYAN-NW, the Seattle chapter of an international Filipino/a organization working for authentic democracy in the Philippines and against imperalism and racism in the US.
Accessibility: The space will be somewhat cramped but accessible. It is not scent-free. It is on the 8 bus, and near the 4, 14, 27, and 48.
See you there!
the CARW ally group supporting BAYAN-NW
This Friday, November 29 is Native American Heritage Day. Considering buying something? Visit the Duwamish Longhouse and support local Native artists!
Duwamish Native Holiday Gift Fair
Where: Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center, 4705 W. Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106 (Directions) When: 10:30am-4pm, Friday, Nov. 29 through Sunday, Dec. 1st
Support the Duwamish at this free and fun Gift Fair! No registration necessary.
“The Duwamish Native Holiday Gift Fair is a chance to meet local Native American artists and have a bowl of Elk Stew and Fry Bread.”
* Actual time is 10:30am – 4pm
Please join us at a report back on the anti-racist organizing happening in the deep south for immigrant and human rights. Presented by organizer Ingrid Chapman.
Anti-Racist Organizing for Immigrant and Human Rights in the Deep South
Presented by Ingrid Chapman
Sunday, November 24th, 2013, ~7:00pm – 8:30pm~
Black Coffee, 501 E. Pine St. Seattle, WA 98122
In 2011 Ingrid went to Alabama to volunteer for two weeks and stayed for 2 years. She went to Alabama because the state had passed the harshest most racist anti-immigrant law in the whole country. Seeing the direction the country was going with anti-immigrant laws, Ingrid knew what happened in AL would impact the whole country. Either stop these laws in their tracks or soon even more states would follow suit.
Come on Sunday to hear the rest of her story and discuss strategies for immigrant and human rights organizing more broadly.
Ingrid Chapman is a carpenter by trade, dedicated organizer of 15 years and lover of life’s beauty. She has organized in communities across the US beginning as a leading member of the global justice movement in the late ’90s mobilized thousand of people to shut down the World Trade Organization in Seattle. She is currently the Director of the Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice. Her commitment to struggle against injustice is driven by a deep love for people and a vision of all people being able to live fulfilling and dignified lives.
- Black Coffee is wheelchair accessible.
- Gender neutral bathrooms are available.
Contact Becca Meredith with any questions: rbccameredith
Organized by Coalition of Anti-Racist Whites (CARW)
The Coalition of Anti-Racist Whites’
December Public Workshop
Saturday, December 7th 2013
11:00pm to 3:00pm
*Light lunch will be provided*
**CHANGE OF LOCATION**
Lodge Room, Washington Hall, 153 14th Ave, Seattle, WA 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, December 7th. This workshop is a free 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 December 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
** Please contact Becca for accessibility information. With a change in location, we are still determining all of the details. More to come! ** Becca at rbccameredith // (206) 802-8813
Please see below for info about hurricane relief donations. Support community-based organizations like NAFCON!
[Do you know one or two people who would love to hear about this workshop? Please send this on to them!] Do you find it hard to bring your whole self to your role as an ally? What would it be like to be able to bring your whole wonderful, beautiful self to being an ally? Working against oppression and inequality can be a confusing road. So often, we see what’s wrong and are trying our best in our communities to make change, but it can be hard to know what to do. So we feel bad. And responsible. And tired. It's hard to show up as our whole selves. It doesn’t have to be lonely. It doesn’t need to leave you feeling bad. Allyship can be a source of deep connection and community. Allyship can be a source of great joy for you, as you bring your whole self to working for the world and community you dream of. Join me for the Wholehearted Approach to Allyship workshop to experience this reality and learn how to bring it into your own life. Thursday, December 5th 6 - 9:30 pm $50 - $80 per person, no one turned away for lack of funds Location: South of Columbia City (I'll give you the address when you register.) There are 10 slots available in this workshop, so email me at sofia to save your spot. In solidarity, Sofia Olson