Antiracism for White Men
A five-part series to look at the intersection between race and gender for white men who want to improve their antiracist skills.
Cost: $200 per participant
Facilitated by a white male, this affinity group space will focus on how white men can work together to challenge racism. We will also consider how our masculinity intersects with our white identity. Participants should come ready to learn, grow, and support each other as we work to create a more racially just community.
During our final session, we will be joined by Randolph Carter who will discuss our relationships with men of color and how we can support cross-racial solidarity.
Facilitator: Ryan Virden, an associate at East Ed, has spent his professional career working in education, with a particular focus on socially conscious curriculum and liberatory pedagogy. He was the founding Dean of Culture at Hiawatha Collegiate High School, where the inaugural class saw 100% of students accepted into college. Ryan is a consultant and works with individuals and organizations to develop mindsets and build skills for communication across lines of difference.
Guest Speaker: Randolph Carter. As both the founder of East Ed and a member of the Black Panther Party, Randolph has devoted his career to promoting equity and diversity in education and communities. Most recently, he directed the campus diversity efforts at Portland Community College, Cascade Campus. He was a Fellow in the Harvard University School Leadership Program, Graduate School of Education, where he received a master’s degree in education with a school leadership qualification. He is currently a doctoral student in the School of Education Leadership and Change at Fielding University. He was a middle school reading specialist, a school administrator, and while at the National Association of Independent Schools, he directed their equity programming and founded two of their signature projects: People of Color Conference and Student Diversity Leadership Conference. Randolph has also served on numerous school boards, including Fielding Graduate University and the Institute for Community Enrichment. He is a member of the Education Committee of the New Press. His publications include peer-reviewed articles and book reviews published in national journals.