The current racial justice movement has most likely motivated you to think more about racism and in many ways, question how you participate and perpetuate racism in your own life. Fortunately there are many steps one can take to embark on the journey of anti-racism. Many of us are at different stages of learning and unlearning how racism operates in our lives and often the question is where to start? This new CRG will guide us through a series of self-reflection activities and action steps to begin and dive deeper into the work of anti-racism. We will utilize the book Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Sadd, to guide our process.

A space for staff to examine what it means to be white, learn how to identify and confront racism in ourselves, the systems and people surrounding us, and to critically reflect on our actions and socialization. We will emphasize building our own capacity as white people doing anti-racism work that centers BIPOC.

For the Fall semester we will host 2 separate groups of 20 people each. Both sessions will be co-facilitated by Angie Tissi-Gassoway and Dr. Sarah Erickson. Please email Angie at atissi@amherst.edu to request your book and learn about next steps.


Meeting Schedule

Group A Sign-Up

Please use this webform to sign up for these dates.

  • Wednesday, October 7th
    12:00 - 1:00 pm
  • Wednesday, November 4th
    12:00 - 1:00 pm

Both sessions will be held vis Zoom; links will be sent to participants.

Group B Sign-Up

Please use this webform to sign up for these dates.

  • Wednesday, October 21st
    12:00 - 1:00 pm
  • Wednesday, November 18th
    12:00 - 1:00 pm

Both sessions will be held vis Zoom; links ill be sent to participants.