Intensive Two-Day Workshop (Register below by April 15th)
Saturday May 4, 9am - 4pm and Sunday May 5, 9am - 4pm
Hosted by ARTI - Anti Racism Training Institute of the Southwest (a project of USBC)
Undoing Racism (R) is the signature workshop of the People’s Institute. 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 10-15 groups per month nationwide 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;
Gain knowledge about how to be more effective in the work you do with your constituencies, your organizations, your communities, your families;
Understand the role of community organizing and building effective multiracial coalitions as a means for Undoing Racism.
The 2-day workshop will have 30-35 participants. Dress comfortably. Lunch, snacks, and beverages (coffee, tea, water) will be provided.
Note: The Bachechi Environmental Education Building is ADA compliant. ADA parking available at Rio Grande Blvd. entrance. General parking available at Alameda Blvd. entrance.