Workshop with Paul Kivel

On Sunday, October 22 at 2 pm, join us for a workshop with author Paul Kivel, who will be presenting material from his book Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Social Justice, which is now in its fourth edition.

A purchase of a ticket entitles you to a copy of Paul's book, and a two-hour workshop. Please note that attendance will be capped at 30 people, in order to ensure that there is space for everyone.

In 2016, the person elected president of the United States has openly called for segregation and deportation based on race and religion. Meanwhile, Segregation and inequalities in education, housing, health care and the job market continue to be the norm while increased insecurity and fear have led to an epidemic of violence and harassment of people of color. Yet recent polls have shown that only 31 percent of white people in the US believe that racism is a major societal problem. At the same time,  resistance is strong as highlighted by Indigenous struggles for land and sovereignty and the Movement for Black Lives.

Completely revised and updated, this 4th edition of Uprooting Racism offers a framework around neoliberalism and interpersonal, institutional, and cultural racism, along with stories of resistance and white solidarity. It provides practical tools and advice on how white people can work as allies for racial justice, directly engaging the reader through questions, exercises and suggestions for action.  

Previous editions of Uprooting Racism have sold more than 50,000 copies because it is accessible, personal, supportive and practical -- ideal for students, community activists, teachers, youth workers and anyone interested in issues of diversity, multiculturalism and social justice.      

Paul Kivel's work grows out of four decades in community education, engaged parenthood, political writing, and practical activism all focused on one overriding question: How can we live and work together to nurture each individual and create a multicultural society based on love, caring, justice, and interdependence with all living things?

Kivel was a co-founder of the Oakland Mens Project and a leader in the anti-violence movement developing resources to work with men against patriarchy and violence.  He is also part of the group that started SURJShowing Up for Racial Justice and a leader in the anti-racist movement developing resources for white people against white supremacy and inequality.  He is the author of You Call This a Democracy? Uprooting Racism, Mens Work, and Living in the Shadow of the Cross: Understanding and Resisting the Power and Privilege of Christian Hegemony.
Event date: 
Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Event address: 
Laguna Beach Books
1200 S. Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice Cover Image
ISBN: 9780865718654
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Published: New Society Publishers - September 19th, 2017