What Stands Between Us- Racism Workshop with Patrick Johnson
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
The purpose of this workshop is to raise our awareness about the impact racism has in our lives even when we may not be conscious of it. We will also examine how present racism is in all areas of our life. We will explore what it means to be White, Black, Asian, and Latinx and talk about our experiences given the racial identities that we hold and what stands between us because of race. Although many would say that race relations have gotten better in America, what are the unresolved issues that keep us disconnected? This workshop will provide an opportunity for any participant to share their experiences and concerns and have an authentic conversation; one that is intended to be enriching and insightful. It's also just fine to listen and learn from others. This workshop is open to anyone over 10, but there is much violence involved in racism both historically and currently, conversations may touch on that, please use your own judgement in bringing your children.
ABOUT PATRICK JOHNSON
Patrick Johnson has worked as a consultant in and outside of the Mohawk Valley on the issues of race relations and gun violence since 2001. He has facilitated hundreds of workshops and lectures for law enforcement, college faculty, staff and students, as well as non-profit and business professionals and people from of all walks of life in the community. He is currently working with key leaders in the region to address critical areas of influence as they relate to race relations and inclusion for a better community. You can learn more about him by going to his website: https://www.patrickjohnsonconsulting.com
- This is an outdoor, in-person event, strict physical distancing practices will be followed and masks are REQUIRED at all times. Hand sanitizer will be available.
- The event will be held at the Camp Fiver pavilion where seating is under and around the pavilion. We have limited attendance to 50 people, but depending on the number of attendees in household groups, we may have to expand seating. We ask that those who are are able, bring a blanket or beach chair to sit on the grass in case extra seating is needed. If you have a shading device (umbrella, tent, etc) you are also encouraged to bring your own.
- The space is moderately accessible. To reach the pavilion, you must travel over grass. If you have mobility requests or concerns, please email us at Hamiltonaarc@gmail.com so we can accommodate you.
Camp Fiver Pavilion (View)
7464 Mill Street
Poolville, NY 13332
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|