Unpacking Whiteness: Reflection and Action

Lucy Andrews
Tova Green

Unpacking Whiteness is meeting on select Mondays, 7:30 – 8:30 pm PT: see below for upcoming dates.

The link to join:

Online link
Meeting ID 350-522-3117

No advance registration is required. If you are able, please log in with a computer, tablet, or phone (i.e. some kind of screen) as there will be visual aids.

Unpacking Whiteness gatherings explore whiteness and the structures of racism through a Zen Buddhist lens so that practitioners learn to skillfully engage with and transform white racial conditioning and white supremacist systems. Unpacking Whiteness focuses on racial justice, interconnection, and liberation, with the intention that sangha members build brave and inclusive spaces in their homes, workplaces, communities, and at San Francisco Zen Center.

Resources and slide decks that have been used in previous meetings are here. This list will be updated as the group continues its study.

Upcoming Meetings:

Newcomers and seasoned practitioners alike are wholeheartedly welcome. Unpacking Whiteness facilitators request that each participant identifies as a white person and is open to courageous self-exploration with the sangha.

Meetings will include reading relevant articles and discussing them, as well as bringing up and supporting one another in exploring difficult conversations we have had focusing on race and white privilege.

  • Donations are appreciated, but not required.