"Internalized Racial Oppression"
An NPARC Workshop for People of Color
Friday, November 8, 2013, 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Beacon Hill Library, 2821 Beacon Hill Avenue South, Seattle
(One block south of Beacon Hill Light Rail Station)
Thanks to the City of Seattle Office of Civil Rights / King County Race and Social Justice Initiative's grant for Anti-Racism Technical Assistance, this workshop is presented free of charge to NPARC members. To join, please click here for details.
Internalized Racial Oppression is best explained as “people of color are victimized by racism, we internalize it. We develop ideas, beliefs, actions and behaviors that support or collude with racism. Internalized racial oppression reinforces the power and expands the privilege of white people.”
- Gain knowledge on the negative impact and manifestations of internalized racial oppression from a historical perspective;
- Validate your anti-racism work and unpack your own internalized racial oppression;
- Focus on your “self” work towards a non racist society;
- Identify successful strategies for embracing power and rejecting oppression;
- Experience the freedom of unified action by people of color.
Mayet Dalila has over 30 years of community organizing experience in areas such as HIV/AIDS, anti-racism/oppression, early learning, infant mortality prevention, youth advocacy, Black Women’s empowerment and social justice issues. Mayet is a co-founder and one of four partners of Intra-Afrikan Konnection (IAK), an innovative and community based business specializing in organizational and individual development, whose work includes: training, consulting projects, community education and special events focusing on the African Diaspora. Mayet is also enjoying raising her young son Olu within the loving family, extended family and village environment that encircles them. And finally, Mayet believes and has experienced that by coming and working together social change can and will happen.