Thursdays, Jan 20, Feb 3 & 17, Mar 3 & 17, Apr 7 & 21 (7 Sessions)
Deconstructing white supremacy and patriarchy begins with understanding the systemic injustice that brought us to where we are now. As we reflect on our unique roles and effects within these structures that perpetuate inequality, we’ll learn how to process uncomfortable emotions in healthy ways. Join us as we explore our nation’s difficult history in a safe, supportive, and compassionate space for contemplation as we work together toward hope and healing.
Beyond race, class, or other factors, the US has a powerful caste system that influences people’s lives, behavior and the nation’s fate. Wilkerson explores eight pillars that support caste systems across civilizations which include divine will, bloodlines, stigma, and more. She documents how the Nazis studied the racial systems in the US to plan their casting out of the Jews. ; She also discusses the cruel logic of caste systems, requiring a bottom rung for the middle to measure themselves against. Wilkerson explores the surprising health costs of a caste system, including depression and decreased life expectancy. By understanding the effects of this hierarchy on our culture and politics, she points forward to ways the US can move beyond the artificial and destructive separations of human divisions, toward hope in our common humanity.
FACILITATOR: Marian K Diaz, DMin is the current director of Wisdom Ways. Her mission centers on the creation of safe face to face and virtual spaces that enable the integration of spirituality and practice on behalf of personal and global well-being.