Introductory Racial Justice Workshops
Our trainers can design a half day or one day introductory racial justice workshop for your organization.
We have listed a few possible objectives for such a workshop, but we will be guided by your specific needs and goals.
To provide a framework and common language for genuine dialogue about racism and to create an environment which encourages such dialogue.
To clarify the historical, political and social context for racism in the United States.
To uncover the systemic linkages among racism, sexism, classism, heterosexism, ableism, anti-Semitism, ageism and all forms of oppression.
To probe the reality and daily experience of personal and institutional racism, internalized racism and white privilege.
To offer individual participants opportunities to deepen their own awareness and understanding of racism, and their commitment to racial justice.
To create personal and / or organizational, anti-racist, action plans.
You may also want to consider the following workshop as an introductory justice training for your group.
Cultural Diversity – the challenge and the gift
This interactive workshop offers a framework, language and reality check for several forms of oppression (usually racism, sexism, heterosexism, classism and ableism.) This is not a “managing diversity” or “cultural competence” training, but rather a powerful introduction to “anti-oppression / justice” training. Participants engage each other in a variety of activities that deepen their understanding of oppression and inspire them to taking action for justice. (workshop length: 1 – 3 days)