Workshop: Interrogating Whiteness

Interrogating Whiteness in Context 
A Two-Part Workshop for White Parents 


Part One: Tuesday, August 11, 6:00-9:15pm

Race, Power, and Chicago Public Schools 

Part Two: Saturday, August 15, 9:00am-12:15pm

Understanding and Dismantling White Supremacy 



Participants will--
1. Develop a foundational understanding of the racialized history and context of Chicago Public Schools.
2. Develop and a shared systemic analysis of power and oppression and examine applications of this analysis to Raise Your Hand organizing work.
3. Understand how the characteristics of white supremacy culture function and identify how these characteristics at work in their own lives.
4. Learn strategies for being accountable accomplices and make individual commitments to applying specific strategies in their own lives.


After you RSVP, you will receive a link to a survey. Please complete this survey for our workshop facilitators.

After you RSVP, you will receive Zoom links for each part of the workshop.

This workshop is free, but we appreciate any donations to help offset costs.



Johnaé Strong is a writer, healer, and creative based in Chicago and Accra, Ghana. She has a background in education and has taught all ages from toddlers to adults including serving as a Restorative Justice practitioner. A large part of her work has integrated political education, healing, and organizing including her tenure as a founding member and Co-Chair of the Chicago chapter of BYP100, an organization a part of the national Movement for Black Lives. Currently, she is founder & CEO of Strong Visions Productions, a multimedia company committed to honoring the beauty and wisdom of BIPOC folks through education, healing, and the arts. She is on all social media @johnae_alyse  

Megan Brand is an educator, organizer, parent, and community builder. Megan has spent the past 20 years working alongside children and families from all walks of life to raise the bar for racial justice, both through schools and community organizations. As an early childhood teacher in Chicago Public Schools (CPS), Megan created anti-bias and culturally responsive curriculum. She has always enjoyed partnering with parents, and led monthly parent workshops during her  tenure as a teacher. As a 2019 Chicago United for Equity Fellow, she led a Racial Equity Impact Assessment at Peirce Elementary School that was the first of its kind in CPS. Megan is a co-founder, facilitator, consultant and volunteer director of Speak Up, a Chicago-based organization that provides antiracism training for parents and educators with the goal of  building the movement for racial justice.   



  • August 11, 2020 at 6pm – 9:15pm
  • Zoom

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