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 - March Discussion

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

The Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society’s Work Group for Racial Equity https://egps.org/work-group-racial-equity.php invites you to participate in discussion of readings and videos about racism. This is an open group, so join us when you can. We meet the third Monday of the month via Zoom so you may participate by video link from your computer or by phone. https://zoom.us/j/927269694 or +1 646 558 8656 Meeting ID: 927 269 694

 

March 20th 8:30-9:45pm:

Please watch the movie or read the book, Hidden Figures and read Ta-Nehisi Coates' article "My President was Black"

 

We encourage emotional risk-taking in each discussion. Bravery is the only means by which we can challenge the yokes of our racialized conditioning and deepen our capacity to connect with each other’s humanity. Be prepared to share how Between the World and Me emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually impacted you. During the discussion, be brave about sharing and listening deeply.

 

If you have questions about how to join the Work Group for Racial Equity discussions, contact us:

Christine Schmidt cschmidt535@gmail.com

Rudy Lucas rudylucas@gmail.com


Work Group for Racial Equity - April Discussion

Monday, April 17th 8:30 pm to 9:45 pm

The Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society’s Work Group for Racial Equity https://egps.org/work-group-racial-equity.php invites you to participate in discussion of readings and videos about racism. This is an open group, so join us when you can. We meet the third Monday of the month via Zoom so you may participate by video link from your computer or by phone. https://zoom.us/j/927269694 or +1 646 558 8656 Meeting ID: 927 269 694

 

April 17th 8:30-9:45pm:

Please read Ta-Nehisi Coates'  Between the World and Me.

We encourage emotional risk-taking in each discussion. Bravery is the only means by which we can challenge the yokes of our racialized conditioning and deepen our capacity to connect with each other’s humanity. Be prepared to share how “On Theft, Atheism, and History” emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually impacted you. During the discussion, be brave about sharing and listening deeply.

 

If you have questions about how to join the Work Group for Racial Equity discussions, contact us:

Christine Schmidt cschmidt535@gmail.com

Rudy Lucas rudylucas@gmail.com