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Video excerpt from SAL/UER workshop on racism at the Global Climate Action Summit

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United to End Racism will hold several of the following 5 workshops each day of the World Peace Forum.  Each workshop will be 2-3 hours in duration and will include the following elements:

        • An introductory lecture.
        • Demonstration of Re-evaluation Counseling methods.
        • One-to-one participant listening exchanges.
        • Panel speak-outs for sharing personal experiences.
        • Caucus/support group meetings led by UER leaders.

         

        1. Healing From War

        This workshop will enable people to begin healing from the hurts due to war, whether they are civilians, past or present members of armed forces, or their descendants. War is the ultimate human irrationality. It causes great loss of life and emotional harm to the people who do survive. Even people far away from a war are affected. The distress and coping mechanisms installed during war or genocide get passed down from generation to generation in ways that are often confusing to everyone. Whether our experiences with war are direct, through stories told by our parents or other relatives, from history books, or from the media, we can heal from them by talking about our feelings to an attentive listener.

        Organization: United to End Racism (http://www.rc.org/uer/index)

        Venue: Ruth Blair Lounge C, Gage Towers, UBC

        Dates and Times:             Friday, June 23rd, 1pm-3pm

                                   Saturday, June 24th, 10am-12pm

                                   Sunday, June 25th, 10am-12pm

                                   Monday, June 26th, 1pm-3pm

                                   Tuesday, June 27th, 10am-12pm

                                   Wednesday, June 28th, 10am-12pm

         

        2. Healing the Damage Caused by Racism

        Societies and governments often try to manipulate their citizens, using racism to confuse people, in order to justify invasion, destruction, and exploitation. We can, however, free ourselves from the hurts of racism to think more clearly and organize together to end war.  Participants will be introduced to proven methods of working in pairs to overcome the mental and emotional harm done by racism.  Individual workshops will be held for people from different backgrounds as appropriate for the people attending the Forum.

        Organization: United to End Racism (http://www.rc.org/uer/index)

        Venue: Ruth Blair Lounge C, Gage Towers, UBC

        Dates and Times:             Friday, June 23rd, 3pm-5pm

                                   Saturday, June 24th, 1pm-3pm

                                   Sunday, June 25th, 1pm-3pm

                                   Monday, June 26th, 5pm-7pm

                                   Tuesday, June 27th, 3pm-5pm

         

        3. Building Alliances Across National Lines

        In this workshop, we will help people overcome the ways in which nationalism, patriotism, and national oppressions interfere with their ability to build strong alliances to end war. Building alliances between people from different countries and backgrounds is an essential component of ending war.

        Organization: United to End Racism (http://www.rc.org/uer/index)

        Venue: Ruth Blair Lounge C, Gage Towers, UBC

        Dates and Times:             Monday, June 26th, 3pm-5pm

                                   Tuesday, June 27th, 5pm-7pm

         

        4. Building Alliances Between Jewish and Gentile Activists

        Anti-Jewish oppression (often called anti-Semitism) has operated overtly and covertly in our societies for centuries.  It has served as the template for the oppression of, as well as a warning to, other groups. Confusion, and sometimes conflict, between Jews and Gentiles often hinder activist work. Learn how to create the conditions for Jewish and Gentile activists to work effectively together.

        Organization: United to End Racism (http://www.rc.org/uer/index)

        Venue: Ruth Blair Lounge C, Gage Towers, UBC

        Dates and Times:             Sunday, June 25th, 3pm-5pm

                                   Monday, June 26th, 10am-12pm

                                   Wednesday, June 28th, 1pm-3pm

         

        5. Veterans and Allies In the Peace Movement

        Veterans of war and military service have a powerful role to play in the peace movement. This workshop is for both veterans and those who want to work with veterans. It will enable people to work more effectively with veterans in building a movement for ending war. All veterans have both positive and negative effects from their military service. We need a place to tell our stories, to celebrate the positive and heal from the negative. An important part of dealing with our military experience can be to get involved politically. However, most non-veterans are not very skilled at working with veterans. We will use proven techniques to give both veterans and non-veterans greater understanding of veterans and how to work with us.

        Organization: United to End Racism (http://www.rc.org/uer/index)

        Venue: Ruth Blair Lounge C,Ruth Blair Lounge C, Gage Towers, UBC

        Dates and Times:             Saturday, June 24th, 3pm-5pm

                                   Sunday, June 25th, 5pm-7pm

                                   Tuesday, June 27th, 1pm-3pm


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