Time to Wake the F*** Up!:

Critical Roles & Responsibility of Whites to Dismantle Racism and White Supremacy in These Times

June 25, 2020 program
12 pm to 2 pm
Brought to you by a partnership of
The Matrix Center for the Advancement of Social Equity and Inclusion
Dazzle Presents

The time is now! Whites have to level up and quickly develop the capacity to partner effectively with black colleagues and other people of color to eradicate racism and white supremacy in our organizations and communities. While many whites are waking up more these last few weeks, most still don’t know what to do or how to stop doing harm.

For decades, we white people have demanded people of color teach us and tell us what to do ~ adding to their emotional labor and exhaustion. The time is now to continue to listening deeply to people of color while we accelerate our own self-work as whites to dismantle our internalized racist attitudes and racist behaviors.

In this engaging, live conversation, come ask any and all questions of three white racial justice educators and change agents as we explore how to develop greater capacity of white people in White Accountability Groups and other formats as we answer any of your dilemmas and “What could I do if?” questions.


Beth Yohe

Beth Yohe is an accomplished facilitator, consultant and curriculum writer with over 25 years of experience, writing and delivering training programs on a variety of topics related to addressing bias, managing conflict and creating dialogue across differences. Prior to joining The Conflict Center as Executive Director, she served as the Director of Training for a national civil rights organization, overseeing its national anti-bias education training. She is involved nationally on issues related to addressing bias, racism and systemic oppression and conflict transformation, including serving on the Advisory Board for The Ad Council’s Love has No Labels campaign and as nextgen faculty for Social Justice Training Institute.

Dena Samuels

president, Dena Samuels Consulting

Dena Samuels, PhD, serves as a mindfulness-based diversity, equity, and inclusion author, speaker, leadership trainer, and consultant. As an award-winning tenured professor, Dr. Samuels taught at the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs for 20 years while consulting nationally and internationally. She now consults full-time on mindful, inclusive leadership development, and remains on faculty at the university. Her passions include inspiring people to raise their personal and social awareness to live more fulfilling, connected, and meaningful lives; and assisting organizations, campuses, and corporations in building more diverse, equitable, and inclusive cultures.

Kathy Obear

president of the Center for Transformation and Change

Dr. Kathy Obear is nationally recognized as an expert in helping leaders, change agents, and facilitators develop the capacity to create equitable, inclusive, and racially/socially just organizations.
For the last 3 weeks she has co-led live, open access White Accountability Group sessions on Zoom to deepen the capacity of white people to recognize and interrupt their racist and white supremist attitudes before they do harm, acknowledge the devastating impact of their past racist behaviors, change their racist behaviors, and develop strategies to truly partner with colleagues of color to eradicate racism and white supremacy in their spheres of influence and create true racial justice in everything they do. She is also leading open access sessions on Convening White Accountability Groups. If you are interested in these, email wasracialjustice@gmail.com and access numerous free resources for similar self-work and convening similar groups: www.drkathyobear.com/resources