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Understand White Privilege and Become an Anti-Racist

- A Mountain Program Virtual Learning Series

A Starting Point for Self-Reflection and Racial Reconciliation

A Six-Week Series on Wednesdays from 12 noon - 1:30 ET September 23rd to October 28th, 2020 

Energizing People for Positive Change

  • Learn how to Be More. Learn More. Do Better.
    Do better both as an individual white person, and as a member of the white racial group in America.


  • Learn how to Do More to become an anti-racist (versus a non-racist)
    … for yourself and your white racial group.

  • Acquire guidance and answers to these questions and more:

• What is white privilege?
• Why is it so difficult for white people to talk about racism and how can we do better?
• What is the difference between a racist, a non-racist and an anti-racist?
• How can each one of us authentically become an anti-racist?


  • Collaboratively develop an individual action plan to help yourself, your race, your community and your country … do and be better.

  • Come with humility and an open mind and heart.

In our registration system, select Other Retreats then select your 2020 "Understanding White Privilege" Package.

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Meet Your Instructor:


Dr. Rita Brodnax

Rita Brodnax earned her doctorate in educational leadership with a focus on applying brain research to teaching, learning and communication. She has had culturally diverse and in-depth experiences in the education field, from teacher to administrator, professional development coordinator to consultant. Dr. Brodnax is passionate about creating engaging programs that address real world challenges and contribute real world solutions.

Recommended Resources:

"White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism" 

by Robin DiAngelo, forward by Michael Eric Dyson

"How to Be an Antiracist"

by Ibram X. Kendi

"So You Want to Talk Race"

by Ljeoma Oluo

"Race Talk and Conspiracy of Silence" by Derald Wing Sue

Participant Commitment to Promote Community-Building for the Series: ​Understand White Privilege and... Become an Anti-Racist

Our goal is to create an environment and experience wherein together we can become a positive and productive learning community. As such, there are several expectations for both organizers and participants listed below.

Above all: ​​We all are expected to act in ways that demonstrate kindness, respect, inclusivity and safety.

Everyone is expected to come with an open mind and open heart. If a person’s behavior affects the safety or well-being of others, or if it is disruptive to the positive learning community, they run the risk of being removed from aspects of the program or being dismissed from it entirely. These behaviors include, but are not limited to, verbal insensitivity, harassment, or discrimination. ​As a participant, I recognize the trust that has been placed in me and I agree to align my conduct while participating in this series with the following principles:


Via secured Zoom link, once registered with The Mountain's signup system by
HERE or calling office at 828-526-5838.


  • Wednesdays from 12 noon - 1:30 pm ET, starting September 23, - October 28 this is a six-week series. 

  • Registration is open.

  • Registration deadline: There is no registration deadline and you can feel free to sign up even in the midst of the program. 


  • All are welcome. Recommended for ages 14-100+

Program Sequences by Dates



Registration Fees:


Additional donations to The Mountain are encouraged in honor of this magnificent place as The Mountain is a home site of many quality in-person programs that have been affected at this time. 

If you have any questions regarding registration please contact The Mountain directly at:


828.526.5838 ext. 218​​

Phil Sterner, Program Developer and Volunteer at MRLC

Program Details Coming Soon

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