What is it?
This workshop will help you to learn and understand the beginning of the racial division between white and non-white peoples. We will discuss how people of different ethnicities interacted before this division and how the situation changed after this turning point.
What prompted to the House of Burgesses to draw a racial line between people in the 1600s?
As we together go to Chesapeake Bay to learn about the beginnings of the history of race in the United States, we’ll find that the concept of whiteness was intentionally created and has been maintained by laws and acts throughout the years.
Note: We strongly recommend that participants take part in another anti-racism workshop, such as Racism: Looking Back, Moving Forward or the Blanket Exercise, before taking part in this workshop.
Cost: $15 per person / $20 per couple
Capacity: 30 to 40 people
What you will learn
- At the end of the presentation you will have learned:
- What prompted the racial division of white and non-white peoples
- In what ways the racial division has been reaffirmed and perpetuated until the present day
- Why the classification of white people and people of color dehumanizes us all
- What Scripture has to say about this racial classification
This workshop is a historical presentation utilizing historical documents, followed by a time for question and answer dialogue.
How long does it take?
Instructions for requesting this workshop
Contact Viviana Cornejo, Office of Race Relations advocate, at [email protected] or 616-224-0809.