Upcoming Events

Transforming White Privilege 
on the Path to Racial Equity

We invite you to explore with us our understanding of white privilege and racism. We will examine the culture of white supremacy, white fragility, and white space as we learn to interrupt the harmful effects of racism. Engaging with readings, videos, exercises, personal stories and restorative practices, we will build a supportive, healing community while we cultivate the skills needed to show up together as white people to do the work of dismantling racism.

Dates: Sunday, June 2nd, 10am-2pm, and Wednesday evenings June 5th, June 19th, June 26th and Friday evening June 28th, Evening classes 6-9pm (6pm gather, 6:30pm class begins)

Location: A home in the Dimond neighborhood of Oakland, CA. 

Cost/Offering: $100 - $300, no one turned away for lack of funds.

A portion of the proceeds will go to Neighbors for Racial Justice, and the remainder will go to other local racial justice organizations from whom we are learning in this work.

REGISTRATION:  Please email a paragraph expressing your interest and motivation for taking this course, or any questions you may have,  to alanyasnyder@gmail.com. Registration closes May 16th. 

Becoming anti-racist is a lifetime practice. 

We hope you’ll join us for this chapter of the work.

About the Facilitators:  Jenn Biehn, Jackie Dennis, and Alanya Snyder are white activists with the group Neighbors for Racial Justice and have facilitated transforming white privilege work for the last four years. Jenn has been an instructor at City College of San Francisco since 1977 and is deeply involved in engaged Buddhism.  Jackie is an intuitive — reading and teaching in the Bay Area since 1976.  She is also on the steering committee of the 22X Neighborhood Council. Alanya has been teaching teens in public schools and independent study programs since 1995 and is the co-chair of the 22X Neighborhood Council.

Creating Safer & More Welcoming Neighborhoods

This presentation uses a combination of storytelling, data, and definitions of racial profiling, implicit bias, and systemic racism to discuss potential and real impacts on people of color living in our communities.

Presenters use real examples from Nextdoor and personal experiences to describe racial profiling and how neighbors can work to avoid profiling people of color when reporting crime.

There are two presenters - one person of color and one white person.

Presentation length - 40 minutes

Upcoming Presentations:

Check back soon!

Previous Presentations:

Montclair Neighborhood Council
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 from 7-8pm
Montclair Presbyterian Church, Thornhill Room
5701 Thornhill Drive


Sponsored by Montclair Presbyterian's Peace & Justice Steering Committee.Adams Point Neighborhood Group, Beat 14 X
Thursday, October 4, 2018, 7:15 - 7:55 pm
525 Bellevue Ave, Terrace Room, Fourth Floor
Oakland, CA 94610

Oakland Police Commission Meeting

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Glenview Neighborhood Association/Neighborhood Council 16Y
Wednesday, May 2, 7:15pm-8:00pm
Park Blvd. Presbyterian Church
4101 Park Blvd., Oakland, CA

Santa Fe/Longfellow Neighborhood Council 10Y
Wednesday, April 25, 7:40pm-8:30pm
Santa Fe Elementary School (currently housing Glenview Elementary)
915 54th Street at Market Oakland, CA