Join us to explore systemic racism with seasoned facilitators Donna Bivens and Paul Marcus of Community Change Inc.

The day is tailored for the Interhelp Network.

August 16, 2020, 9:30am – 4:30pm on Zoom, with substantial breaks including a 1-hour lunch break

The Interhelp Council warmly encourages you to join us for a daylong antiracism training with Donna Bivens and Paul Marcus of Community Change Inc. In early 2020, the Council committed to work toward becoming an anti-racist organization. It’s a long-term journey, so we began with the Council’s own learning. Now we reach out to you.

WHY: This exciting workshop / training is a vital opportunity for us to come together. With a shared foundation of antiracist practice we all can better explore how to engage in productive and effective antiracism work during these transformative times.

WHO: You are especially urged to attend if you are a Work That Reconnects facilitator and/or participate in Interhelp events. Among the vast array of opportunities for learning and growing with antiracism, this is a unique chance to engage with others in the Interhelp Network. Let’s  plan to apply this learning to Work That Reconnects in the Northeast U.S.

All who wish to join Interhelp’s efforts toward becoming anti-racist are encouraged to join us! With people in different learning stages around racial awareness, this is one way a community can develop essential shared foundations.


Donna and Paul bring 55 years of combined experience of antiracism and racial justice work. They will guide us to:

  • Learn and apply a framework for understanding, identifying and communicating about “race,” systemic racism and white supremacy in the U.S.
  • Explore our own individual experiences of “race,” systemic racism and white supremacy
  • Examine the meaning and role of anti-racism in our life and work
  • Support the normalization of discussing and addressing issues of “race” and systemic racism
  • Look at next steps in our antiracist journeys

You will be invited into:

  • Experiential activities, presentations, video
  • Individual reflection
  • Small and large group interaction

Extra thought and care is being devoted to the online aspect of crafting this experience. It will include:

  • Substantial breaks and a variety of activities
  • Time to process and integrate content
  • Work That Reconnects practices

This is a rare chance to engage with content tailored specifically to our Interhelp Network!

The suggested donation for the day is $75, to help cover Donna and Paul’s fee and for technical support. Please pay between $25 and $125, more if you are able, less if you aren’t. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Register here. Questions? Contact Aravinda Ananda.

Space is limited to 35 participants.

We hope you will join us for this important work.

For the Great Turning,

Interhelp Council