Layla F. Saad has just released “Me and White Supremacy Workbook”, described as “Part education, part activation, the Me And White Supremacy Workbook is a first-of-its-kind personal anti-racism tool for people holding white privilege to begin to examine and dismantle their complicity in the oppressive system of white supremacy.”
We support Layla’s incredible contribution to the essential practices of our times, as we seek to contribute to racial, ethnic, gender, economic, and environmental justice.
Here is some additional information about the Workbook from the website:
Hello, my name is Layla Saad and I am the author of the Me And White Supremacy Workbook.
The #MeAndWhiteSupremacy work initially began as a 28-day challenge that I ran on my Instagram page between June and July 2018 for people holding white privilege to examine their complicity in white supremacy. The challenge quickly went viral, with thousands of participants from all around the world taking part in a profound collective truth-telling journey to help them unpack and dismantle their internalised racism. Over the course of a month, I guided participants through simple yet powerful journaling prompts that held up a mirror for them to see and own their complicity in a system that is designed to oppress and marginalise Black, Indigenous & People of Colour. The impact of the challenge was far bigger than I could have ever anticipated. This workbook was created to help people continue the work.
Following the same 28-prompt process, the Me And White Supremacy Workbook will lead you through a journey of personal reflection and deep shadow work. The purpose of this workbook is to educate people with white privilege as to their internalised racism, and facilitate personal and collective change to help dismantle the oppressive system of white supremacy.
Included in the Workbook is information on The Circle Way process for using the Workbook in a group setting. Layla writes “It was very important to me that the process I recommended for group settings would not perpetuate oppressive power dynamics by design. It was also very important to me that the process be one that I would personally find value in taking part in, and be comfortable recommending. The process that I found satisfied all of these requirements for me.”