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 are:

Monday Nov. 16 8:30 Zoom meeting

Monday Dec. 21 8:30 Zoom meeting

Monday Jan. 18 (MLK Day) 8:30 Zoom meeting

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

Racism and Policing Part 1

Monday, December 21st 8:30 pm to 9:45 pm

EGPS Work Group for Racial Equity Discussion Group

Racism and Policing Part 1

Monday December 21, 2020 8:30-9:45pm

Racism and white supremacy function seamlessly, even at times invisibly to those not directly impacted by the systems of control.

For the next three months the Work Group for Racial Equity will be taking a deeper dive into understanding of the origins of policing, how it's directly connected to racism and police violence toward Black people, the intersection of policing racism and mental illness, and some thoughts about where to go from here.

Our series will begin in December by reading articles and watching a video that describes the history and origins of policing in the United States. Please join us for a thoughtful and engaging discussion. We invite emotional risk-taking about how this issue impacts you. Be brave about sharing and listening deeply.

1) https://theconversation.com/the-racist-roots-of-american-policing-from-slave-patrols-to-traffic-stops-112816

2) https://www.vox.com/2020/6/6/21280643/police-brutality-violence-protests-racism-khalil-muhammad

3) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayUQmnLCHEg (WARNING: GRAPHIC)

 

This event is free, but you must register here in order to receive the Zoom link: Click Here

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Hold these dates:

Racism and Policing Part 2: January 18,, 2021: Policing people with mental illness

Racism and Policing Part 3: February 15, 2021: Abolition

 

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.