Crossroads Antiracism: Introduction to Systemic Racism


The idea that oppression, and in particular, racism, is not only a matter of individual prejudice but a systemic, institutional problem of power is foundational to the Introduction to Systemic Racism workshop, and requires structural intervention to dismantle. Conducted in an atmosphere of mutual respect and courageous space, this workshop is designed to explore racism as a systemic, institutional problem of power that goes beyond personal prejudice. Participants will experience first-hand Crossroad's effective methodology for facilitating productive conversations about race. They will also be be introduced to a strategic methodology that can assist people in effectively organizing to dismantle racism in their institutions.

The workshop is open to all interested persons, especially leaders in organizations responsible for diversity or social justice agendas in healthcare, public, and private school systems, colleges and universities, government, philanthropic, public safety, faith-based and community-based organizations.

This workshop:

  • Introduces a framework for understanding what systemic racism is and what is its relationship to white dominant culture in the USA
  • Begins exploring how the values of white dominant culture operating through US institutions replicate patterns of intersectional oppression that advantage white people disproportionately and that harm people of color regardless of intent
  • Invites participants – both individuals and institutions - to consider how they are upholding via institutional practices and norms - often in unintentional ways - systemic racism
  • Begins unpacking what the long-term strategic work of dismantling institutional practices upholding systemic racism will require of the institution and its stakeholders

This workshops is offered multiple times throughout the year:

  • November 6 (9:00 am - 5:00 pm)
  • November 17 (9:00 am - 5:00 pm)
  • December 8 (9:00 am - 5:00 pm)

This virtual workshop is offered by:
Crossroads Antiracisim Organization & Training.

Cost: Varies

  • Fee is generally set at $100
  • Individuals pay what is appropriate to them.

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