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, click here

The upcoming dates for WG4RE are:

Monday Jan. 20,  8:30 Zoom meeting

Monday Feb. 17, 8:30 Zoom meeting

Monday Mar 16, 8:30 Zoom meeting

Monday Apr 20, 8:30 Zoom meeting

Monday May 18, 8:30 Zoom meeting

Monday June 15, 8:30 Zoom meeting

Monday July 20 8:30 Zoom meeting
 


Current groups

Zoom Discussion about Racism, Racial equity and the Corona virus

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

Zoom Discussion focusing on racism, racial equity and the Corona virus.

  • How does racism impact diagnosis, treatment, and stigma?
  • What can we do to disrupt racial injustice in this crisis?

Consider racially-biased attacks on Chinese-Americans

and the racist history of pandemics

and ponder Audre Lorde’s words about survival

(3/13/20) Public health expert says African Americans are at greater risk of death from coronavirus

(3/13/20) How Coronavirus Affects Black People: Groups Call Out Racial Disparities | NewsOne

(3/16/20) The new coronavirus affects us all. But some groups may suffer more. | AAMC

(3/17/20) The Economic Impact Of COVID-19 Will Hit Minorities The Hardest

(3/17/20) NAACP’s virtual town hall confronts impact of coronavirus on people of color

(3/23/20) Coronavirus-led recession in US could hit people of color hardest — Quartz

(3/27/20) RELEASE: Structural Racism Puts People of Color at Greater Risk During the Coronavirus Pandemic - Center for American Progress

(3/27/20) Coronavirus Compounds Inequality and Endangers Communities of Color - Center for American Progress

Bring your own writings and sounds to share in our group discussion about racial injustice and the pandemic.

Monday April 20, 2020

8:30-9:45 PM

We encourage emotional risk-taking in each discussion. Be prepared to share how this issue emotionally, intellectually and spiritually impacted you. Be brave about sharing and listening deeply.

Because there is no fee for this event, you don't need to sign-up. Simply join through Zoom (https://zoom.us/j/128780416 or 646 558 8656 Meeting ID: 128 780 416) at the start of the meeting.

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.


The Impact of Racialized Erasure: In Scholarly Work and Beyond

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

 

EGPS Work Group for Racial Equity Discussion Group Zoom Discussion of

The impact of racialized erasure:

in scholarly work and beyond

Monday May 18, 2020

8:30-9:45pm

“What does it mean for a White man to misspell the name of an African American woman author and to then choose to use her work as the subject of an article for publication?” writes Dr. Mary McRae.

Join us in discussion about the impact of racialized erasure in scholarship in the academic world and in society. Read Dr. McRae’s (click here) commentary and the (click here) editorial response

We encourage emotional risk-taking in each discussion. Be prepared to share how this issue emotionally, intellectually and spiritually impacted you. Be brave about sharing and listening deeply.

Because there is no fee for this event, you don't need to sign-up. Simply join through Zoom (https://zoom.us/j/128780416 or 646 558 8656 Meeting ID: 128 780 416) at the start of the meeting.

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.