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Race in the United States was invented to keep poor white indentured servants from finding common ground with enslaved Africans. Today, that legacy continues to hinder attempts by white activists to build healthy and sustained solidarity relationships with people of color in movements for racial and economic justice. This workshop seeks to increase participants’ awareness of how behaviors rooted in unexamined white privilege can impact multiracial activist spaces and explore ways to develop mutually accountable and healthy relationships with people of color. This workshop will also address how to respond to other white people who, with their behavior and decisions, may be impacting people of color in harmful ways. Moving away from guilt and shame, the focus will be on strategies and practices for calling others in to relationship and learning.