Reflections from a Camp Facilitator
July 28, 2012
Today is the third day of camp and the first workshop of the day addressed white supremacy and racism. We learned about ways that covert racism and overt racism can happen in everyday life, and how racism has affected us. We got to do the workshop outside during a beautiful sunny day, and campers were really responsive to the personal story section of the workshop. We got to see how different systems of oppression affect us all and not just racism, but also sexism, sizeism, heterosexism, and many other ways that people are oppressed. After the workshop we moved inside and sat together to talk about some feelings that we may have felt during the White Supremacy and Racism workshop and how we can take those feelings and direct them to making positive change in our communities. A lot of the campers had some great ideas on ways they can make change in their lives.