Undoing Racism Workshop Application
The Undoing Racism/Community Organizing workshop is an intensive 2 1/2-day workshop designed to educate, challenge, and empower people to undo the racist structures that hinder effective social change. The training is based on the premise that racism has been systematically constructed and that it can be undone when people understand where it comes from, how it functions, why it is perpetuated, and what we can do to dismantle it.
The workshop is offered by the Peoples Institute for Survival and Beyond, a national, multiracial, anti-racist collective of veteran organizers and educators dedicated to building an effective movement for social change. Since its founding in 1980, The Peoples Institute has trained well over 200,000 people in hundreds of communities throughout the United States and internationally. It is recognized as one of the most effective anti-racist training and organizing institutions in the nation.
Friday, February 26th, 5p-8p
Saturday, February 27th, 9a-5p
Sunday, February 28th, 9a- 5p
*includes 45 min lunch & stretch breaks
Applications Due By February 12th, 2020
All participants must be available throughout the whole workshop. We ask that those who fill out this form commit to the scheduled time. We understand parents may have children at home, we ask that you make the proper arrangments and can support you with childcare costs- whether daycare or at home services. Participants will need access to internet and computer/laptop device.
If you have any questions, please contact (860) 574-1176 or
The workshop addresses the following areas:
• Analyzing Power: Effective organizing requires accurate analysis of the systems that keep racism in place. The training examines why people are poor, how institutions and organizations perpetuate the imbalance of power, and who benefits from the maintenance of the status quo.
• Recognizing the Internalized Manifestations of Racial Oppression: The training explores how internalized racial oppression manifests itself both as Internalized Racial Inferiority and Internalized Racial Superiority.
• Defining Racism: To undo racism, organizers and educators must understand what racism is, and how and why it was constructed. The training explores how the idea of race was created to implement systems that benefit some people and oppress and disadvantage others.
• Understanding the Manifestations of Racism: Racism operates in more than just individual and institutional settings. The training examines the dynamics of cultural racism, linguistic racism, and militarism as applied racism.
• Learning from History: Racism has distorted, suppressed, and denied the histories of people of color and white people as well. The training demonstrates that a full knowledge of history is a necessary organizing tool as well as a source of personal and collective empowerment.
• Sharing culture: The training process demonstrates that even as racism divides people, sharing culture unites us. Cultural sharing is a critical organizing tool and is central to the training.
• Organizing to Undo Racism: The training explores principles of effective organizing, strategic techniques of community empowerment, the importance of community accountability, and the internal dynamics of leadership development.
Sliding Scale, scholarships, and additional resources such as funds for childcare, meals, and workers reimbursement stipends, are available. If you need any of these supports, please include the request in this application.
$825 Institutions and Large Corporations
$500 Grassroots Organizations
Payments are due 3 days before the workshop and can be made through check or electronically. You will recieve the payment information through email in your confirmation email.
First & Last Name
Are you representing an organization or group? If so, please describe it's mission and your role.
Please describe your involvement with your community (organizational, groups, schools, volunteering, etc.)
Why are you interested in the undoing racism workshop?
Will you need any of the following (reserved for low-income folks and grassroots organizations):
Scholorship towards cost of workshop
Funding towards childcare
Funding towards meals
Workers Reimbursement Stipend (if you need to take time off work to attend, this will cover the cost of wages lost)
If you are applying for a scholorship towards the cost of the workshop, are you requesting a full or partial scholorship? If it is easier to say how much you are able to contribute, please state, " I am able to pay...".
Is there anything you need to help you participate in this training?
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