Anti-racism workshop planned for July 11 in Olympia

A two-hour workshop dealing with racism and oppression will run 7-9 p.m. July 11 at Traditions Café, 300 Fifth Ave. SW, in downtown Olympia.

Sponsored by the Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation, the workshop is “geared specifically toward white people who wish to become better anti-racist allies,” according to an announcement. The workshop will examine the impact of oppression, and one of the key discussion points will be white privilege in society, said Glen Anderson, who founded the Olympia FOR in 1976.

“Racial justice has been an ongoing issue ever since people landed here centuries ago and started taking land from Native Americans,” Anderson told The Olympian. “The training is to help white folks understand the unearned privilege that we have.”

To learn more, email info@olympiafor.org or call 360-491-9093.