Training is offered by The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond. Undoing Racism® is their signature workshop. Through dialogue, reflection, role-playing, strategic planning and presentations, this intensive process challenges participants to analyze the structures of power and privilege that hinder social equity and prepares them to be effective organizers for justice. The multiracial team of organizers/trainers includes more than 100 men and women whose anti-racist organizing expertise includes years with civil, labor and welfare rights struggles, educational, foster care, social service and health reform movements, as well as youth and grassroots community organizing. An average of 30 groups per month participate in The People’s Institute Undoing Racism®/Community Organizing process.
Workshop participants will:
Develop a common definition of racism and an understanding of its different forms: individual, institutional, linguistic, and cultural;
Develop a common language and analysis for examining racism in the United States
Understand one’s own connection to institutional racism and its impact on his/her work;
Understand why people are poor and the role of institutions in exacerbating institutional racism, particularly for people and communities of color;
Understand the historical context for how racial classifications in the United States came to be and how and why they are maintained;
Understand the historical context for how U.S. institutions came to be and who they have been designed to serve;
Understand how all of us, including white people, are adversely impacted by racism every day, everywhere;
· Address surface assumptions about how your work is (or is not) affected by racism;
· Develop awareness and understanding about ways to begin Undoing Racism®
Dates/Times/Location: (Participants must be available for all of the training to register)
Friday, Nov. 15th | 6pm to 9pm
Saturday, Nov. 16th and Sunday, Nov. 17th | 9am to 5pm
Location: Immanuel Congregational Church, 10 Woodland Street, Hartford
Food: Snacks provided Friday. Breakfast and Lunch provided Saturday and Sunday.
Cost: The Cost is $450 per person. Scholarships are available simply by requesting one at registration. 100% of the fee goes to the training and food.
Group Size: There is a maximum of 40 participants per training so register early!
How to register: Register online at http://christianactivities.org/trainings/. Send check made payable to Christian Activities Council to 47 Vine Street, Hartford, CT 06112 or pay through our web site at www.christianactivities.secure.force.com/donate/. Call 860-527-9860 with questions.