Sat, Feb 08 | Thurgood Marshall Building

The Isis Papers Master Class Series

Join us for a 7 session Master Class focusing on the writings and theories of Dr. Frances Cress Welsing.
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The Isis Papers Master Class Series

Time & Location

Feb 08, 2020, 11:00 AM – Mar 28, 2020, 3:00 PM
Thurgood Marshall Building, 1816 12th St NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA

About The Event

This is the registration for the entire Master Class Series. Below is a breakdown of the class topics and schedule. 

 

Session One – February 8, 2020 11a – 3p

Auset Rising 

An African-spiritual perspective of the life and legacy of Dr. Frances Cress Welsing. Join us as we explore the similarities between the life of Dr. Welsing and the life of Auset (Isis), as conveyed through African mythology. We will highlight the major points of her teachings and show how each directly correlates with an aspect of the Journey of Auset (Isis) to reclaim and re-member herself as Ausar (Osiris). The purpose of this workshop is to lay the foundation for the subsequent sessions by broadening our perspective of who Dr. Frances Cress Welsing is and was. 

Session Two – February 15, 2020 11a – 3p 

Cress Theory of Color Confrontation and Welsing’s Unified Field Theory Psychiatry

According to Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, the field of psychiatry should have a unified source and method of operation similar to what Albert Einstein theorized for the field of physics. According to Welsing, All human behavior, as it currently exists on planet earth, is a result of the experience and presence of racism/White supremacy. She details how this force impacts and permeates all aspects of human psychology, and therefore is a major influence on human behavior. In this session, we will explore the depths of her theories and how they impact our day-to-day lives. 

Session Three – February 22, 2020 10a – 2p

The Code

“After the above steps are taken, all non-white people worldwide should read Neely Fuller’s work, The United-Independent Compensatory Code/System/Concept: a textbook/workbook for victims of racism/White Supremacy.” – Dr. Welsing in the Dedication of The Isis Papers

The importance of Neely Fuller, Jr.’s work to Dr. Welsing is almost indescribable. Whenever I attempt to discuss it, I use the metaphor of their work being two sides of the same coin; a relationship as necessary as fuel to fire. In this session, we will begin our exploration of Welsing’s Theories by examining the work of Mr. Neely Fuller, Jr. Exploring his “9 Areas of People Activity” we will spend a specific portion of our time on the area of Politics, which Fuller defines as “people interactions.” In this section of The Code, Fuller demonstrates how people should best communicate while under the system of racism/White supremacy. The purpose behind his methods is to minimize the confusion, and maximize understanding and work towards the establishing of justice. Join us as we put this skill into practice and learn how to communicate more effectively. 

Session Four – February 29, 2020 11a – 3p  

Symbolism

Though symbols are usually visual entitites, they also take the form of speech, or can be found in activities—such as games. Symbols are specific to eople and their experiences, their evolved cultures and circumstances. As such, symbols are the entities that carry highly compacted messages pertaining to the origin, identity and survival of individuals and collective peoples.” – Dr. Welsing in the Introduction to The Isis Papers

A major aspect of Dr. Frances Cress Welsing’s work was based upon her ability to decode symbols as they manifested within the culture of White supremacy. She looked at everything from ball games, to holidays, smoking objects to sexual desires and fantasies, and in each and every example, her theories were supported. In this session we will learn the art of symbol decoding within the system of White supremacy. Participants will have ample opportunities to practice with preselected scenarios, sharpening their skills using real-world examples. 

Session Five – March 14, 2020 11a – 3p 

Parenting, Education, Raising Empowered Children

Dr. Frances Cress Welsing was an advocate for healthy parenting and child rearing practices. She acknowledged the negative and detrimental impact of forced breeding during the era of chattle enslavement, and understood that we must begin to address these issues if non-White people are to ever claim self-respect, and therefore freedom from the influence of racism/White supremacy. Her perspective covered topics from the most specific to the broadest concepts. In this session, we will explore Dr. Welsing’s instructions for raising healthy children. Practical tips, advice, and information will be shared in this solutions-oriented workshop. We will explore each of her three chapters dealing specifically with Black children and Black parenting. 

Session Six – March 21, 2020 11a – 3p

Black Love & Relationships

No matter from what angle this issue is approached, the problems don’t disappear. Instead, they seem to multiply, and the alienation between the Black male and the Black female just increases. If Black male/Black female alienation is not resolved, is there hope for a meaningful future for the Black race? – Dr. Welsing, Chapter 23 – The Crisis in Black male/Black female relationships: Is it a False Problem? (July 1985), The Isis Papers 

The cornerstone of any healthy family unit are healthy relationships and love. Welsing understood that one of the main targets of racism/White supremacy was the reproductive rights of non-White people. One of the most efficient and effective means of manipulating reproduction is to devalue the process, and thereby cheapening the concept in the minds of the young. Today, social media, dating apps, and popular culture are leading the fight to hypersexualize, and render superficial the romantic interactions between men and women. If In addition to the sexual manipulation, male and female relationships are also promoted to be contradicting and antagonistic. In this workshop we will delve deeply into Dr. Welsing’s chapters on relationships and begin doing the necessary work to heal our Love for self and each other. 

Session Seven – March 28, 2020 11a – 3p

Black Manhood, Fear, & Justifiable Homicide

During the past 400 years, Black men in the U.S. have been forced into passive and cooperative submission to white men. The major strategy has been the installation of an overwhelming fear. Specific tactics range from actual physical castration and lynching, to other overt and more subtle forms of abuse, violence and cruelty. We should not be ashamed to recognize these tactics used to oppress Black men. It is the truth. It is reality. Ultimately, thi is the meaning of Black oppression. – Dr. Welsing, Chapter 6 – The Politics Behand Black Male Passivity, Effeminization, Bisexuality, and Homosexuality (August 1974), The Isis Papers  

In this final installment of this Masters Class Series, we will have the deep and difficult discussion of Black manhood and how the quality of manhood directly impacts the quality of families, communities, and the race. Concepts such as “toxic-masculinity,” “hypermasculinity,” “patriarchy,” and “misogyny,” will be explored through the lens of Dr. Welsing’s theory of color confrontation. We will identify very specific threats to, and very specific safe guards for protecting, healthy expressions of manhood and masculinity. This session is for men, women and teenage boys and girls to learn more about identity development and balancing our self-expression in order to produce and maintain harmony. 

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