Reimagining Whiteness Virtual Workshop

Meets every Thursday evening for five consecutive weeks via Zoom

7:00pm – 8:30pm (CST)  |  April 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28

Cost: $50 for five sessions


Reimagining Whiteness is a weekly group (5 weeks) for white people to better understand our own racial identity, the evolution of whiteness,  and to examine the roots and costs of racism. We will be wrestling with how to tackle the reality of racism while working towards a healthy and more fully human identity,  striving to be free from the legacy of white supremacy. These workshops will also offer practice engaging in difficult conversations so that we can move past fear, guilt, and shame and into action, and courage.  Each session meets from 7-8:30 pm (CST).

Register by clicking the link in the upper right. You will be notified a few days before the first session of any pre-reading and receive a zoom link for the group. 

Weekly Topics

April 30th: What is White and What is Whiteness?

May 7th: The Evolution of Whiteness and the Costs of Racism: How did we get here? 

May 14th: White Dominant Culture: Role and Responsibilities of Individuals

May 21st: Intersectionality: Race Gender & Class

May 28th: Planning for the Future: Responsibility and Solidarity

About the Facilitators

Jenna Chandler-Ward

Ryan Virden

Jenna Chandler-Ward, is an associate at East Ed and the co-founder of Teaching While White, which is a podcast and blog series that explores the impact of whiteness on education. She has been an educator in non-profits, schools, and colleges for over 20 years, working with students from kindergarten to graduate level. Jenna is also a founder and co-director of the Multicultural Teaching Institute, which produces workshops and a conference on issues of equity and identity in education.


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. 

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