FREE Community Workshop: Finding Common Ground

At a time in which most us feel that our communities are more divided than ever, the members of Whites Uniting for Racial Justice (WURJ) feel it is more urgent than ever that they pursue discussing racism with those holding different views.
Consequently, in their effort to equip and empower fellow antiracists, the group invites the community to Finding Common Ground: Engaging All White Folks in the Fight Against Racism. This FREE interactive workshop, led by two longtime union and community organizers, will train anti-racists in skills that facilitate talking with white people of all backgrounds about racial equality.  Participants will learn to ask questions that lead to productive dialogue, listen like organizers and find common ground with people who have contrary viewpoints.
Workshop participants will meet from 8:30-12:00 on Saturday, June 3rd in the Sequoia Room at the Hallmark Inn.  Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.
This workshop is sponsored by WURJ and will be led by Dr. Terry Day and Joe Fahey.  Dr. Day, an instructor at City College of San Francisco and counselor at Merritt College in Oakland, has 23 years of experience in community organizing, empowering displaced workers, and training individuals as peer counselors.  He holds a PhD in Psychology.  Joe Fahey was a Teamsters president for 15 years as well as the first national representative for 134,000 Teamster food processing workers.  He has formed and led bipartisan groups to protect public structures and now coaches leaders to increase member participation and deepen community alliances.  He is featured in the book White Men Challenging Racism and the film Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible.
WURJ is looking forward to your participation from 8:30a until 12:00p on June 3rd  at the Hallmark Inn.
Please note, parking will not be available at the Hallmark Inn.  The parking structures at F and 1st St or at 4th and G St. are suggested as alternatives.  For further information contact Joe Fahey at
About WURJ: Our vision is to eliminate racism through engaging white people of all backgrounds in the fight for equality for all—with meaningful dialogue and empathy, fostering collaboration between local organizations focused on justice, and educating the community on the social and economic structures that perpetuate division and oppression.

About The Author

David Greenwald is the founder, editor, and executive director of the Davis Vanguard. He founded the Vanguard in 2006. David Greenwald moved to Davis in 1996 to attend Graduate School at UC Davis in Political Science. He lives in South Davis with his wife Cecilia Escamilla Greenwald and three children.

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