EGPS Work Group for Racial Equity
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.
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For a list of works that inspired monthly WG4RE discussions, please select the corresponding year:
The upcoming dates for WG4RE are:
Monday July 20 8:30 Zoom meeting
A Moral Debt: The Legacy of Slavery in the USA
EGPS Work Group for Racial Equity Discussion Group
“A Moral Debt: The Legacy of Slavery in the USA”
Monday November 16, 2020 8:30-9:45pm
Confronting the truth about white supremacy, what do you do when it’s personal? How does one acknowledge, confront, and repair a shameful heritage? How does moral reckoning pave the path for material Reparations.
Journalist James Gannon is a direct descendant of Robert E. Lee. Watch his documentary “A Moral Debt: The Legacy of Slavery in the USA”
We invite emotional risk-taking about how this racial aggression and effort to repair impacted you. Be brave about sharing and listening deeply.
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The Work Group for Racial Equity a "drop in group" for 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 www.egps.org.
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