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, please select the corresponding year:

The upcoming dates for WG4RE 2021 Discussions

Monday Feb. 15 8:30 Zoom meeting

Monday Mar 15 8:30 Zoom meeting

Monday Apr 19 8:30 Zoom meeting

Monday May 19 8:30 Zoom meeting

Monday June 21 8:30 Zoom meeting

Monday July 19 8:30 Zoom meeting


Current groups

“Until the Flood” written and performed by Dael Orlandersmith

Monday, July 19th 8:30 pm to 9:45 pm

EGPS Work Group for Racial Equity Discussion Group

“Until the Flood” written and performed by Dael Orlandersmith

Monday, July 19, 2021 8:30 - 9:45 PM (Eastern Time US & Canada)

 

“America is always changing, but America never changes.” - James Baldwin

“Hope is invented every day.” - James Baldwin


 

Please join the Work Group for Racial Equity to discuss Dael Orlandersmith’s dramatic performance, “Until the Flood”. Through the eyes and voices of eight characters, we are drawn into the historical moment that began in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014 when Michael Brown, a Black teen, was shot and killed by a white police officer. The event and the aftermath put America’s struggle with racism and justice into the national spotlight.

You may view the “Until the Flood” prior to the discussion group:

https://www.rattlestick.org/20202021-season/2020/10/21/until-the-flood-2018

 

Please join us as we come together to share and develop our insights, take-aways, and new ideas for action steps. We invite you into this brave space of deep listening and sharing. 

Building a community of solidarity in the exchange of emotional risk-taking and vulnerability.

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The Work Group for Racial Equity is a "drop in' group for everyone, EGPS members and not-yet members. You are invited to participate whenever you can. We meet monthly on the third Monday evening of the month to discuss relevant books, films, podcasts and articles. Further information can be found on the EGPS website at https://egps.org/work-group-racial-equity.php