This workshop will be led by Dr. Elizabeth (Dori) Tunstall, Dean of Design at OCAD U. Participants will learn how to generate alternative identities of whiteness in order to begin dismantling structures of white supremacy inside their organizations and themselves. Participants will be able to identify the attitudes and values of white supremacy as a culture, evaluate a set of alternative values to those of white supremacy, generate through drawing, painting, or sculpture a possibility model of whiteness without white supremacy, and build community through the sharing of those models and their personal embodiment plan with others. This course includes readings, exercises, and online discussion.
Upon the successful completion, participants will have gained skills to:
- Identify and evaluate white supremacy as a set of cultural values within organizations, institutions, and society
- Consider and evaluate alternative values to those of white supremacy culture
- Apply an artistic representation form to a white person who holds alternative values to those of white supremacy culture
- Develop and share a plan on how to embody those alternative values of whiteness in everyday life
This course includes one optional synchronous online meeting for discussions, please see the section notes for schedule details.
Eastern Standard Time (EST).
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Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Critical Theory and Social Impact in Art & Design Certificate : Qualifying Courses