The primary goal of this workshop is to develop confidence in our abilities to:
- Integrate the Richmond Pledge into our daily lives;
- Recognize and challenge systemic racism;
- Confront racism and bias in our everyday lives; and
- Take leadership in ending racism in our community, our culture, and our lives.
As part of the workshop, participants develop a community of support and an understanding of how to use support in deepening our work in building a just and equitable multicultural world.
- If you sign up, you must attend all six sessions. (Aug. 12, 19, 26; Sept. 9, 16, 23)
- There will be readings and videos that you will be asked to review before each week’s session. If you agree to participate, you are agreeing to do that work each week. We will send out links to the initial work a week prior to the first session.
- Each participant in a household will need their own computer or large tablet AND an enabled web camera and microphone to fully participate in the small group work using Zoom. Please contact us if you have questions or concerns about the technical requirements. There will be an optional technology training on August 5.
Who’s This Class For?
- For people who have engaged in other antiracism/multiculturalism training, this workshop is designed to take your understanding and your competency to a deeper level, connecting you with other community activists.
- If you’ve never taken a class about racism, this workshop will challenge you to invest in and deepen your learning so you can put yourself on the road to intercultural competence.
- August 12: Module 1 – Foundations for Understanding
- August 19: Module 2 – Recognizing and Confronting Bias
- August 26: Module 3 – Speak Up Against Microaggressions
- September 2: Break
- September 9: Module 4 – Structural and Institutional Racism
- September 16: Module 5 – The Movement for Black Lives
- September 23: Module 6 – Personal Commitment to Ending Racism