Unpacking Whiteness: Reflection and Action

Sunday afternoon, once a month, 4 – 6 pm
In the Sangha Room at 300 Page Street
Please enter through the Laguna Street/zendo entrance door.

January 20
February 17
March 10
April 7
May 19
June 23
July 14
August 11
September 8
October 6
November 24
December 15

Unpacking Whiteness gatherings explore whiteness and the structures of racism through a Zen Buddhist lens so that practitioners learn to skillfully engage with and transform white racial conditioning and white supremacist systems. Unpacking Whiteness focuses on racial justice, interconnection, and liberation, with the intention that sangha members build brave and inclusive spaces in their homes, workplaces, communities, and at San Francisco Zen Center.

Newcomers and seasoned practitioners alike are wholeheartedly welcome. Unpacking Whiteness facilitators request that each participant identifies as a white person and is open to courageous self-exploration with the sangha.

Our meetings will include reading relevant articles and discussing them, as well as bringing up and supporting one another in exploring difficult conversations we have had focusing on race and white privilege.

  • Donations are appreciated, but not required.