EGPS Work Group for Racial Equity

Mission Statement

The Work Group for Racial Equity of the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society aims to initiate opportunities for members to examine how racism is embedded in individuals’ unconscious, in groups, and in our organization. Utilizing a collaborative process, the work group supports EGPS efforts to integrate awareness about race and racism in professional events and presentations.

The Work Group also seeks to enhance members’ understanding of the impact of institutional racism on their work, encourages members’ examination of internalized racial oppression and works with the Board of Directors to strengthen our racial equity lens.

Healing from racial injustice is a result of learning and struggling together. We hope all members will join EGPS in this work.

For more information contact:

Rudy Lucas or Christine Schmidt

For a list of resources suggested by the Work Group for Racial Equity and books reviewed by EGPS members, please click here

For a list of works that inspired monthly WG4RE discussions, click here

The upcoming dates for WG4RE are:

Sunday Oct. 6, 3:00 Movie screening

Monday Nov. 18, 8:30 Zoom meeting

Sunday Dec. 16, 8:30 Zoom meeting

Monday Jan. 20,  8:30 Zoom meeting

Monday Feb. 17, 8:30 Zoom meeting

Monday Mar 16, 8:30 Zoom meeting

Monday Apr 20, 8:30 Zoom meeting

Monday May 18, 8:30 Zoom meeting

Monday June 15, 8:30 Zoom meeting

Monday July 20 8:30 Zoom meeting
 


Current groups

Work Group for Racial Equity Zoom Discussion: Transforming Ghosts into Ancestors: Unsilencing the Psychological Case for Reparations to Descendants of

Monday, November 18th 8:30 pm to 9:45 pm

Zoom Discussion of Bryan Nichols and Medria Connolly’s Transforming Ghosts into Ancestors: Unsilencing the Psychological Case for Reparations to Descendants of American Slavery

Monday November 18, 2019 8:30-9:45pm:

We encourage emotional risk-taking in each discussion. Be prepared to share how this film emotionally, intellectually and spiritually impacted you. Be brave about sharing and listening deeply.

Because there is no fee for this event, you don't need to sign-up. Simply join through Zoom at the start of the meeting.

Join us! We are a "drop in group."  You are invited to participate whenever you can. Connect via Zoom link on the third Monday evening of the month (https://zoom.us/j/128780416 or 646 558 8656 Meeting ID: 128 780 416) except for announced in-person gatherings.


Work Group for Racial Equity - Zoom Discussion of Ibram X. Kendi’s How to be an Antiracist

Monday, December 16th 8:30 pm to 9:45 pm

Zoom Discussion of Ibram X. Kendi’s

How to be an Antiracist   

Monday December 16, 2019 8:30-9:45pm:

We encourage emotional risk-taking in each discussion. Be prepared to share how this film emotionally, intellectually and spiritually impacted you. Be brave about sharing and listening deeply.

Because there is no fee for this event, you don't need to sign-up. Simply join through Zoom at the start of the meeting.

Join us! We are a "drop in group."  You are invited to participate whenever you can. Connect via Zoom link on the third Monday evening of the month (https://zoom.us/j/128780416 or 646 558 8656 Meeting ID: 128 780 416) except for announced in-person gatherings.