AWARE-LA will offer its 8th annual workshop series on building white anti-racist practice and community in an intensive 4-day institute designed specifically for white people from Thursday, August 4th through Sunday, August 7th, 2016. The event will take place on the downtown Los Angeles, Mount Saint Mary’s University, Doheny campus.

We limit this group to approximately 25 participants. At this time, there is space available. Last year we began a waiting list by early April. This year, spots appear to be filling up at about the same rate.

The cost for attendance is only $200 (before April 1st) and $225 (beginning April 1st) in order to ensure its accessibility to grass roots organizers, students, and those without institutional funding. A limited number of partial scholarships are available (see our info sheet for details via the website links below). We are sorry that we cannot help support housing needs for out-of-town folks. But, we recommend reaching out via your networks for space sharing options in the city.

In case you’ve never heard of us, this series invites white people to deepen their self-awareness and build community with other white people taking up work for racial justice. Through personal reflection, small and large group dialogue, and experiential activities, this institute invites the exploration of subjects such as:

  • The meaning of whiteness
  • White privilege and multiple identities
  • How to resolve guilt and shame
  • Institutional racism
  • Development of an anti-racist practice and identity

Please visit the main page and click the Unmasking Whiteness button to access and download the information sheet, flyer, and registration form. Contact information for more information is on the flyer.

You can also visit the AWARE-LA home page and search under the “projects” tab to download all documents.