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Check out this great upcoming opportunity for a *free* white ally/racial bias awareness training! Please contact the organizer with questions or to register (email@example.com).
Are you a white ally? If you are, or if you want to be one, you are invited to participate in our next session of racial bias awareness training. This 11-session workshop will help you create an anti-racism practice at home, work, and in our community! We will meet at Van Hise Elementary on Tuesday evenings 6:30 – 9pm beginning on Sept 18th. Enrollment is free. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to enroll or with your questions.
White ally/racial bias awareness training (Tuesday evenings 6:30-9pm beginning Sept. 18th) at Van Hise Elementary School.
Taken verbatim from a Madison on-line neighborhood social networking site.
‘Sounding white as possible’
So on the evening of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I tried to be a witness. The local news gave six or seven minutes to MLK events, but five of those minutes went to a demonstration by 10 protesters at a local college who delayed the opening of a program by 15 minutes. Nobody was arrested. There weren’t even news cameras to catch the protest. But the banner proclaiming the protest covered pictures of thousands marching and of hundreds working at a homeless shelter. The protest was the hot topic.
So I called the newsroom and tried to sound as white as possible, complaining about the distorted coverage. It was a very small action, but I think it’s what Tochluk means by witnessing.