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What Does it Means to Be White? Series with presenter Amy Burtaine.

March 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

$10.00 – $30.00

In a virtual series of three offerings of 90 minutes each, Amy Burtaine will touch on:

  • framing racism as structural and institutional
  • understanding how structural and institutional advantage has been cumulative for whites in the US
  • exploring how culture is set up to validate, include, and give whites “belonging”
  • exploring white dominant culture and how it becomes the expected “norm” for organizational culture
  • understanding white fragility and white racial narratives and why they make it hard to talk to white people about racism
  • exploring what this means for your organization / community and the landscape of your work

The Series will cover the following:

  • Part 1 Tuesday, March 7 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. E.T.: 90 minute session: Setting Context; Offering a shared framework and language on Race, Racism, and Whiteness; Looking at historical underpinnings of white advantage, including how it affects the lives of white people today
  • Part 2 Tuesday, March 14, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. E.T.: 90 minute session: How culture is set up to constantly affirm whiteness and reinforce messages of worth and superiority; White racial narratives and the politics of division
  • Part 3 Tuesday, March 21, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. E.T.: 90 minute session: White dominant culture in organizations (including some antidotes to those) and how white people show up in conversations and conflict around race (including white fragility) and what we can do to change that

All sessions will be built so that there is time for breakout rooms, interaction, and discussion.

Amy Burtaine is an equity trainer with over 20 years of experience leading training, workshops and facilitated dialogues on equity, inclusion and social justice. She works with trainers, organizers and community and institutional leaders across the U.S. to educate, activate, and promote change. As a white person in racial equity work, Amy is committed to exploring whiteness and the ways that racial divisions have kept whites from organizing for racial justice and engaging in the work of collective liberation.  Amy is trained in the work of the Theatre of the Oppressed and uses interactive engagement techniques when facilitating with groups. She trained with the Racial Equity Institute, out of Greensboro, NC and has an equity consulting practice in the Pacific Northwest. Amy co-authored a handbook on leading white affinity spaces with Robin DiAngelo that came out in August 2022 with Beacon Press.

Where:  Zoom

Cost:   Suggested donation $10 per session, $30 for series.


Please do not let monies hinder participation. If you have financial concerns and would like to attend, please reach out to 502-348-1597 or 502-348-1513 for a discount code.

This SERIES is brought to you by the Hilton Foundation through the Leadership of Catholic Women Religious.


March 7
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
$10.00 – $30.00
Event Category:


United States


Nazareth Retreat Center
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What it Means - Series
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$ 30.00
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What it Means - March 7th Only
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$ 10.00
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What it Means - March 14th Only
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$ 10.00
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What it Means - March 21st Only
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$ 10.00
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Scholarships are available for retreat participants. Please reach out to nazarethretreatcenter@scnky.org to learn more.