“The purpose of Unlearning Racism is to contribute and support Black, Brown and Majority World-led racial justice work. We engage white people and communities to unlearn racism, to increase anti-racist understanding and race analysis in mainstream thought. We aim to mobilise white people and communities towards collective action to dismantle the structures and systems of white supremacy.”
Racism isn’t a relic of history or a phenomenon that goes on ‘over there’, but something here in our present. It shapes our political, economic, cultural and social landscapes. Racism is a system built on centuries of racial injustice and legacies of colonial violence.
Generations of white people have benefited from this system, and continue to do so. As white people we need to acknowledge our whiteness and the ways it shapes how we see and relate to the world. We need to move past responses of denial or defensiveness in order to better confront racism with greater responsibility and collective action.
If you’d like to read more about the course, our aims, values, accountability mechanisms and accessibility provisions check out our course info pack. To sign up see our application form below:
This course is available to white identifying folk, residents of the North of the UK. Applicants will have the desire to engage in working for racial justice. You might already be part of a group, community or organisation doing anti-racism work or you may have limited experience, and be eager to find a community of anti-racist practice.
The course is designed to be a participatory, critical and experiential learning journey to deepen our understanding of whiteness and white supremacy culture, anti-racism work and racial justice movements. The course includes: –
Approximately 20 hours of facilitated workshops, dependent on the format.
10 hours self directed learning and engagement with course materials.
Optional: Access to action-oriented peer support.
The cost of the course is based on a sliding scale and is dependent on wealth or organisational size. From £160 – £1,600.