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


Current groups

Work Group for Racial Equity - September Discussion

Sunday, September 10th 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm

It’s all about relationship!

The Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society’s Work Group for Racial Equity invites you to join us in person to meet and greet, view and discuss an inspiring South African documentary, The Deadline. The 52-minute film illustrates how members of racially diverse and politically acrimonious groups struggled together and found unity as a whole group.

You must RSVP to Christine Schmidt for this event.

 

When: Sunday September 10th, 2:30-5:30pm

Where: Christine Schmidt’s Brooklyn apartment

RSVP to cschmidt535@gmail.com

 

Monthly discussion meetings via Zoom will continue on the 3rd Monday of each month from 8:30-9:45pm. Check the EGPS calendar for books, films, podcasts, and articles that will be discussed.


Work Group for Racial Equity - October Discussion

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

Join us. This is a “drop in group”. That means that you’re invited to participate whenever you can. Connect via Zoom link https://zoom.us/j/927269694 or by telephone 646 558-8656 Meeting ID 927269694.

 

Date: October 16, 2017 8:30-9:45pm

 

Please read Eduardo Bonilla-Silva’s Racism Without Racists: Colorblind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America. We encourage emotional risk-taking in each discussion. Be prepared to share how the book emotionally, intellectually and spiritually impacted you. Be brave about sharing and listening deeply.


Work Group for Racial Equity - November Discussion

Monday, November 20th 8:30 pm to 9:45 pm

Join us. This is a “drop in group”. That means that you’re invited to participate whenever you can. Connect via Zoom link https://zoom.us/j/927269694 or by telephone 646 558-8656 Meeting ID 927269694.

November 20, 2017, 8:30-9:45pm

Please listen to Bryan Stevenson’s and Ezra Klein’s podcast, “Why the Opposite of Poverty isn’t Wealth”. We encourage emotional risk-taking in each discussion. Be prepared to share how this podcast emotionally, intellectually and spiritually impacted you. Be brave about sharing and listening deeply.


Work Group for Racial Equity - December Discussion

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

Join us. This is a “drop in group”. That means that you’re invited to participate whenever you can. Connect via Zoom link https://zoom.us/j/927269694 or by telephone 646 558-8656 Meeting ID 927269694.

December 18, 2017, 8:30-9:45pm

Please read Wesley Morris’ NY Times article, “The Last Taboo: Why Pop Culture Just Can’t Deal With Black Male Sexuality”. Judith C. White, LCSW will discuss her paper, “The Internalization of Sexual Racial Stereotypes by Black People: African Americans and African Immigrants Living in the United States”. We encourage emotional risk-taking in each discussion. Be prepared to share how the article and the presentation emotionally, intellectually and spiritually impacted you. Be brave about sharing and listening deeply.

 


Work Group for Racial Equity - January Discussion

Monday, January 15th 8:30 pm to 9:45 pm

Join us. This is a “drop in group”. That means that you’re invited to participate whenever you can. Connect via Zoom link https://zoom.us/j/927269694 or by telephone 646 558-8656 Meeting ID 927269694.

 

January 15, 2018, 8:30-9:45pm

We will recommend a film to view and discuss. Last year’s blockbuster films included “Moonlight” and “13th”. We’re anticipating the release of a work of similar power. We encourage emotional risk-taking in each discussion. Be prepared to share how the film emotionally, intellectually and spiritually impacted you. Be brave about sharing and listening deeply.


Work Group for Racial Equity - February Discussion

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

Join us. This is a “drop in group”. That means that you’re invited to participate whenever you can. Connect via Zoom link https://zoom.us/j/927269694 or by telephone 646 558-8656 Meeting ID 927269694.

 

February 19, 2018, 8:30-9:45pm

Please read Alex Haley’s Autobiography of Malcolm X. We encourage emotional risk-taking in each discussion. Be prepared to share how this book emotionally, intellectually and spiritually impacted you. Be brave about sharing and listening deeply.


Work Group for Racial Equity - March Discussion

Monday, March 19th 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Join us. This is a “drop in group”. That means that you’re invited to participate whenever you can. Connect via Zoom link https://zoom.us/j/927269694 or by telephone 646 558-8656 Meeting ID 927269694.

 

March 19, 2018 8:30-9:45pm

Please watch the 2007 film “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee”. 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.


Work Group for Racial Equity - April Discussion

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

Join us. This is a “drop in group”. That means that you’re invited to participate whenever you can. Connect via Zoom link https://zoom.us/j/927269694 or by telephone 646 558-8656 Meeting ID 927269694.

 

April 16, 2018

Please read Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz’ An Indigenous People’s History of the United States. We encourage emotional risk-taking in each discussion. Be prepared to share how this book emotionally, intellectually and spiritually impacted you. Be brave about sharing and listening deeply.