NSGP Diversity & Inclusion Committee
Anti-racism Group Circle
Me & White Supremacy
Purpose: A group of peers who benefit from white privilege coming together to examine their own internalized racism in order to create a safe, more just and equitable world for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). Our intention is to provide a reflective space in which we come together in caring to share our truth, work beyond self-gain, and stay committed to asking questions to promote social justice and lifelong change.
Statement: We acknowledge that this will be hard and uncomfortable work. We commit to staying engaged with the process because we are driven by our values of equality and social justice. To do this work we will hold conversations that lead to “wise decisions and actions” and uphold the principle of “a leader in every chair.” We will come together as peers, not experts, and we will share our experiences equally, without hierarchy.
Who: A group of 10 people (max), open to NSGP Members and Non-Members.
Hosts: D & I Committee Members Amy Matias and Joel Krieg
What: A meeting to work together through the workbook Me & White Supremacy, by Layla Saad, using The Circle Way (http://www.thecircleway.net/resources) as a structure for the group. (Participants will need to obtain a copy of Me & White Supremacy and purchase the Me & White Supremacy Workbook.) There is not cost for this event.
When: Mondays 11:00 am to 12:30 pm for 9 sessions starting April 5 and ending June 14, 2021. The group will not meet on April 12 or May 31.
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About the Hosts:
Amy Matias is a psychotherapist with 16 years experience and has a private practice in Cambridge. Amy has been an active member of NSGP for over 10 years. Amy also has been a presenter at AGPA and NSGP as well as an institute leader at NSGP. She has served on the Newsletter Committee and the Board and is currently serving on the Practice Development and Diversity and Inclusion Committees.
Joel Krieg is a psychotherapist who has been in private practice for over 10 years. Joel considers NSGP his professional home and is committed to examining and dismantling white supremacy within NSGP. Joel has served on the Board and the following committees: Breakfast Club, Training, Scholarship and Nominating. He currently is a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee.