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 two hours and costs $100 per person. Upcoming workshops are being conducted online via Zoom.
Registration closes at noon the day before each workshop. This allows us to arrange appropriately for workshop activities, and to send any materials participants need (and may want to print) for the workshop.
We want our racial equity workshops to be available to all. If payment is an issue, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Foundational Series: Equity 101
Our Foundational Series is the place to start if you are starting your equity journey. See workshop descriptions below.
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.
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?
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 does it mean to be develop cultural humility? 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.
Advancing Understanding Series: Equity 201
Our 201 Series is perfect for those who want to dive a little deeper. See workshop descriptions below.
It is often hard to talk about race because white culture values certain ways of knowing and not others, and assigns a higher value to some ways of behaving than others. Because these ideas have been maintained over a long period of time, it is sometimes hard for people to notice that this culture is based in whiteness. What are the characteristic of white supremacy culture – and what do we do once we’ve recognized this?
This workshop looks at how we have been socialized to play certain roles within the systems of oppression that are deeply rooted in American culture, and how we help maintain oppressive systems. Armed with this information, what would it look like to break out of the traditional responses to these systems?
This workshop is for those who want to see systemic change in their locale, their institution, or their sector, but don’t know where or how to start. Participants will learn foundational understandings, tools and tactics for analyzing the systemic power operating in their context and activating people power toward systemic change.
Register for all Equity Workshops through Community Pass below (Follow our guide to set-up a Community Pass account).
*Fall 2020 Special Offer* Register for two or more racial equity workshops, take 50% off all workshops (discount will be automatically applied at checkout; offer must be within one transaction).