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UWSinKC ULC Community Agreements

CONFIDENTIALITY: We understand that people are sharing vulnerably.  We agree to keep these shares confidential.  If we want to talk about this unlearning circle, we can share our own personal experiences, or those of other participants only with their consent.

EVERYONE PARTICIPATES:  We participate by sharing our truths and actively listening with respect. We will aim to consider how we typically participate in shared spaces and challenge ourselves and each other to take up less or more space as needed.

As white people and members of marginalized communities, it’s easy to deflect personal responsibility using our marginalized identities.  We agree to FOCUS ON RACISM in this space, while acknowledging how oppressive systems overlap.

We agree to look hard at our assumptions and internalized behaviors and we MEET OUR GROWING EDGE. We assume everyone has good intentions here and recognize the impact our words and actions have, can be different than our intentions.

As white people, we must learn to recognize how we react to racialized discomfort as if we are in physical danger.  We will talk a lot about how we self-regulate; and remember that in this space WE ARE PHYSICALLY SAFE, EVEN IF WE ARE EXPERIENCING DISCOMFORT.

This is life work.  THERE ARE NO QUICK FIXES for racism and white supremacy.  We agree to keep coming back.

We are all constantly growing and we all make mistakes. We agree to try to get better at being wrong. When there is something we don’t understand, we encourage each other to ASK FOR CLARIFICATION so we can learn from each other.  

-with gratitude to Unlearning White Supremacy Austin and DARC Collective of the Reclaiming Witchcraft Community