UWest is excited to announce a special workshop presented by Dr. Elizabeth Burke, Chair of the Department of Psychology, entitled “Love or Fear? Responding in the Face of Racial Hate.”

This in-person workshop will be held on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM in Room ED 209.

Love or Fear? Workshop flyerWith the recent uptick in racial hate crimes, this workshop will exam the origins of anti-race hate in America and offer options to respond to such experiences, as well as ways to address the rippling effects such experiences have on others and ourselves.

Here is a description from Dr. Burke about what could be expected from the workshop:

In this workshop we will discuss the origins of Anti-Race Hate in America, where it came from, how it evolved.  We will learn how to use love, compassion, and self-awareness to shield you from suffering and how to combat the angering effects of Anti-Race Hate.  You will be taught how to manage anger from your highest self.  Join us on a brief journey of self-discovery through hate, anger, love and self-compassion.  Hope to see you there!”

The workshop is free to attend, and it is followed by a picnic reception fundraiser at the ED patio. There is a fee of $5.00 per plate of “delicious backyard eats,” but workshop attendees will eat for free.

The event is organized by the Office of Student Life, in conjunction with Dr. Burke and the Department of Psychology.