Undoing Racism is our 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. Our multiracial team of organizers/trainers includes more than 40 people 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. The People’s Institute averages 10-15 Undoing Racism®/Community Organizing workshops per month.
Workshop participants will:
-Develop a common working 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 their work;-Understand why people are poor and the role of institutions in exacerbating institutional racism, particularly for poor 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.
*July and November workshop are now closed*Upcoming New Orleans Regional Workshops: September 21st-23rd, 2017
September 2017 Workshop:Thursday, September 21st, 6:00 pm- 9:00 pmFriday, September 22nd, 9:00 am – 5:00 pmSaturday, September 23rd, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Workshop Location:BOFAFT Hall2801 Banks St. New Orleans, LA 70117
Registration is $270.00 per person. We also do our best to offer scholarship and sliding scale rates. Please contact our office for more sliding scale information, and if you would like to make a payment plan.
REGISTRATION is REQUIRED before the workshop, preferably two weeks in advance. To reserve your space, please complete the information below. Participants must commit to attending the entire Workshop. Space is limited.
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