Examining White Fragility Through the Lens of Racial Battle Fatigue

Dates: January 10, 2020

Meets: F from 8:45 AM to 12 N

Hours: 3.00

Location: GRAND RAPIDS - SCB 2023

Dept of Health & Human Svcs Em: $0.00

Online registration is not available at this time. Please contact our office for more information.

 Phone: (616)331-7180  Email: ceinfo@gvsu.edu

Through activities, mini lecture, and video, participants will be encouraged to examine personal involvement in order to begin the process of acknowledging denial of behaviors based on long-held negative perceptions of certain populations. The presentation is solution-focused and based on the experiences and reflections of attendees and the self. Participants will identify racially coded languages and behaviors that show how long held stereotypes allow for the continued practice of negative perceptions and othering.

Objectives: Participants will

1. Discuss the dynamics of transference of roles as the aggrieved takes on the role of the consoler.
2. Understand the power differentials that create and allow the blindness of White Fragility
3. Discuss the role of racial oppressiveness through our educational system, medical systems, etc., which teaches powerlessness to people of color and the acceptance of power to the dominant population.
4. Identify educational approaches to ‘triggering’ oneself to recognize such behaviors in order to develop intervention strategies.

Recommended for LBSW and LMSW intermediate skill level.
Fee: $0.00

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)Dept of Health & Human Svcs Em$ 0.00
Course Fee (Alternate)COURSE$ 49.00
Course Fee (Alternate)SSW Field Education Supervisor$ 36.00
Course Fee (Alternate)GVSU Social Work Faculty$ 15.00


Seidman Center, Room 2023
Grand Valley State University
50 Front Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504


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