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Bowl-a-thon Update: Solidarity with Ferguson and Youth-led Organizing

December 4, 2014
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Below is an email from Seattle Young People’s Project. As a CARW member who works closely with SYPP, I am deeply inspired by this decision.

Let’s show up this weekend: Seattle to Ferguson!! (Event Page here)

In love and solidarity,
Becca

Which Side Are You On?

November 30, 2014
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Dear Friends,

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Now is the time to show up for racial justice for Michael Brown and his family, and for Ferguson. Once again, a white police officer has been allowed to kill an unarmed Black youth without repercussions. Who will be next? Which is the next community to be turned into police state for exercising their freedom to assemble? It’s time to show up for racial justice!

Right now your help is needed:

1. Go to actions (see a list of actions here: http://fergusonaction.com/). The Ferguson community and the country as a whole need to see that black lives matter.

2. Organize actions. Don’t wait for someone else to get the ball rolling when the need is so critical. Post your actions at http://fergusonaction.com/ and on the Showing up for Racial Justice facebook page or to our SURJ listserve.

3. De-escalate overtly racist white people at actions so that POC don’t need to be doing that. Here are some tips: Verbal De-Escalation Techniques

4. Raise money. Click here for a list of organizations and directions on how to donate. Folks on the ground need support to be able to carry on the struggle.

Remember, racial justice is not a spectator sport. We must stand together so that young black people can no longer be singled out and killed.

See SURJ’s Police Brutality Action Kit for more resources.

In solidarity,
SURJ action team

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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!
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