Power, Privilege and Anti-Racist Practice


When: 13.00 – 16.30, 18th November 2017
Where: Bridge Street Church, Bridge Street, LS2 7QZ


  • How can we embed anti-racist practice at the core of the movement for climate justice and economic justice?
  • What privileged positions do we hold and how can we utilise our power to address injustice?
  • How can we support people that face oppression we have not experienced?

As part of our trainings series looking at power and privilege, we have invited The Collective Liberation back to Leeds to run an in-depth training on ‘Power, Privilege and Anti-Racist Practice’. This training is co-hosted by The Racial Justice Network and Leeds Tidal.

In this workshop, participants will explore their relationship to privilege and learn about how racism functions in the UK. You will leave equipped with strategies to support people of colour experiencing racism and ways to work with white people to dismantle racism in your community. The workshop is experiential, comprised of a variety of group exercises, discussion circles and active listening to explore this material with a compassionate and sensitive approach. We acknowledge that racism and other forms of oppression are often internalised in the body and link to strong emotions such as anger, guilt and shame. We provide a safe space to explore these emotions if they arise.

We invite you to participate in a culture of unlearning, sharing, “calling in” and kindness. The workshop is open to people of all racial backgrounds.

More about the Trainers:

The training will be delivered by Camille Barton, Founding Director of the Collective Liberation Project. Camille has worked with clients including Sisters Uncut, SOAS, Sussex University and the Labour Party. Follow this link to read more about her background and story behind the project.

Penny Wangari-Jones, from The Racial Justice Network will be joining us and framing the training with a short talk on ‘Why we need to embed a race-analysis in all our practice’. Penny is a Bradford based race and social justice activist and campaigner. She is known in West Yorkshire for her public engagements on a range of topics including: race and gender inequality, discrimination, BME mental health, activism, power and privilege, immigration, refugees and asylum seekers. Follow this link to read more about the Racial Justice Network’s work.

The training includes a 30 minute break and free refreshments. The venue is wheelchair accessible. Please email maia.kelly@leedstidal.org if you have any requests for other things we could do to support your learning and make the training more accessible and comfortable!

There is a suggested donation of £5-£20 for the workshop, however no-one will be turned away for lack of funds. We encourage wealth-sharing to allow the workshop to be accessible to everyone and to help us to cover Camille’s travel costs and time as facilitator. If you are unable to donate financially, reserve a free place by emailing maia.kelly@leedstidal.org.

There are only 30 places on the training so please book early to avoid disappointment. If places are sold out please send an email to the address above be added to the reserve list. We will let you know if there is enough demand to run another session or if any spaces become free on this training. You can reserve a place through our eventbrite page.