Racial Equity Workshops
Participants in our Racial Equity Workshops develop a common vocabulary, so they can begin to use a “racial equity lens” as they analyze institutional racism. Led by trained facilitators, the group develops skills necessary to address racism at personal, interpersonal and systemic levels.
Racial Equity Workshops are open to all. Each workshop lasts 2.5 hours and costs $75 per person.
Consciously or not, all of us carry biases towards individuals and/or groups. We look at what implicit bias is and how it works. Participants will examine their own biases and identify how those show up. Tips for how both individuals and organizations can manage bias are provided.
As we consider topics of race, gender, ableism, heterosexism, and ageism, this workshop explores: What privilege is, who has it and how it works for them, as well as how power and privilege are connected, and how the misuse of power and privilege become oppression.
What are microaggressions? Can they hurt if they weren’t intended in a hurtful way? How do they impact our work environment? What are helpful responses when I see, commit, or have someone use one on me?
Why have many in society made this topic so difficult to discuss? How can we erase the stigma and normalize the conversation, so we can actually address issues of racism? And when someone says “I don’t even notice race” as their response to facing differences, they are saying that they don’t notice the full identify of the other person. How do we move from “colorblind” to “color conscious”?
What does it mean to be culturally competent? We’ll explore how an organization can become inclusive and understanding of a variety of cultures, races, abilities, and differences, and identify changes that can be made by organizations and by individuals to transform the climate.