Why separate caucuses?
Working to explore and understand the personal impacts of living in a racist society can be painful and difficult. Such work requires a compassionate and safe setting in which beliefs, attitudes, and emotions can be explored. Racial identity caucusing provides a safe space where whites can talk without fear of offending People of Color and People of Color can talk without the burden of rationalizing and proving the validity of their experiences to whites. Unity has an important place in this work, but when it comes to unpacking the personal struggle with and effects of racism, experience has shown us this may best be done in separate caucuses.
Where and when do the caucuses meet?
* POC Caucus meets at the Alexander Y (1603 Hillsborough St. Raleigh, NC) from 6:00–8:00 on the following dates:
o Quarter 1: 1/17, 2/7, 3/14
o Quarter 2: 4/11, 5/9, 6/13
o Quarter 3: 7/177, 8/8, 9/12
o Quarter 4 10/10, 11/14, 12/12
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
* White Caucus meets at Hope Charter Elementary School in Raleigh on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 6:30–8:30. For info, contact Craig Herb at firstname.lastname@example.org
* POC Caucus meets the first Sunday of every other month from 3:00–5:00. For info, contact Jesse Huddleston at email@example.com
The Dates are: Feb 5, April 2, June 4, Aug 6, Oct 1, & Dec 3.
* White Caucus meets the first Tuesday of each month from 6:30–8:00 at McMannen United Methodist Church. For info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Orange County Caucuses:
* POC Caucus meets at the United Church of Chapel Hill the fourth Thursday of each month from 7:00–8:30. For info, contact email@example.com
* White Caucus meets at the United Church of Chapel Hill the 4th Thursday of each month from 7:00–9:00. For info, contact, firstname.lastname@example.org