Racial Equity Workshops
These workshops provide a powerful foundation for the equity and inclusion work you may be planning for this year. They are designed for members of and those affiliated with an organization to attend together.
Participants in our Racial Equity Workshops develop a common vocabulary and a common understanding of equity concepts, so they can begin to cultivate an anti-racist organizational culture by using a “racial equity lens” to analyze and address 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.
We offer a 25% discount when two or more people from an organization register for the same workshop. Email us before registering to help ensure that the discount is applied.
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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.
2022 Racial Equity Workshops
Our Racial Equity Workshops are designed to build equity in both individuals and organizations. All workshops will be held via Zoom. See workshop descriptions below.
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. This session will be for board members of any organization who are interested in understanding privilege as it relates to their work on the board. Participants are encouraged to identify ways power and privilege are exercised within the Board and ways to address any misuse.
The next workshop date will be posted here when it is set.
“The presentation was very engaging and drew everyone in. I left with actionable take-aways that I will implement in my own life immediately and share within different communities that I am a part of.”
Many nonprofits are working to increase racial equity and justice in the communities they serve, but struggle with applying an equity lens to their own internal operations. Even when leadership sets inclusion as a goal, organizations may not have structures in place to sustain meaningful change. How can nonprofit leaders create a culture of change using tools and methods that will engage board, staff, and stakeholders to operationalize equity? In this workshop you will explore key concepts of racial equity and inclusion, and how they intersect with your organization’s core values. You will learn tools to begin developing an equity strategy, including an interactive demonstration of an equity assessment.
This workshop will be held on Thursday, April 14 from 2-4:30 pm.
“Very practical. Very focused on how we can take concrete next steps in our organization, which is exactly what I hoped for.”
Consciously or not, all of us carry biases toward individuals or groups. In this interactive workshop, we’ll explore how bias shows up in and around us, shaping the world we live in and our interactions with one another. Participants will learn how to name what is implicit and step into accountability in order to manage bias in themselves and the places they live and work.
This workshop will be held on Monday, May 2 from 6:30-8:30 pm. This workshop is held in partnership with the Evanston Public Library and their exhibit The Bias Inside Us.
“It was very intentionally and thoughtfully prepared. It brought in real-life examples/situations where we could see implicit bias rather than just giving textbook definitions. I felt like I got a ton out of a short amount of time.”
Registration for Equity Workshops is available through Community Pass (Follow our guide to set-up an account in English and Spanish).