Confronting Systemic Racism
Are you looking to understand the dynamics of systemic racism so that you can better learn about the next step in taking a stance for racial justice in your personal life? Are you looking to move beyond talking about racism and social oppression?
This course will focus on how to bridge a deepening understanding of personal and structural racism into commitments and a solid plan to move forward!
Please join us for an intimate 5-week course facilitated by local community leaders. All are welcome but please note the course takes an explicit view that transforming both ourselves and our society into a racially just place implicates a responsibility in white and privileged folks to engage in this work more robustly.
Cost of all sessions $90. Need based scholarships available on request.
October 8th - November 5th, 6:30 -8:30 pm
Back Bay, Boston, MA
Anti-Oppression Facilitation Training
ARC designed this training to increase the capacity of local anti-racism and anti-oppression trainers and educators, Anti-Racism Collaborative (ARC) is offering a low residency training (22 spots only) on best practices to ground facilitation skills in anti-racism and anti-oppressive practices.
This is an excellent training if you have not facilitated before or have never been formally trained. Participants will be guided in fundamental and complex approaches to facilitation, build a toolkit skills to bring with them to their social justice spaces, work-places, and organizing work, and be invited to re-conceive of facilitation as a community resource.
Components of this Training:
Frame facilitation for Anti-racism and Anti-oppression contexts
Provide a toolkit of cognitive, emotional, and embodied exercises for all learning styles
Resource facilitators with a restorative practices and community care options
Mini-lectures on access and trauma informedness
ARC is also seeking to open the training as an initial step to individuals who may be interested in joining its new cohort of skilled facilitators to join our team Spring of 2019. If you are interested in joining this training due to interest in the cohort - please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cost of all sessions $80. Need based scholarships available on request.
Please note: This training is offered to the public on average every two years. If you obtain a ticket for this event you are guaranteed a spot in Parts 2 and 3.
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Systemic Racism & The Legacy of Education
In Greater Boston, as well as nationally, the reality that local schools, K-12 and colleges alike, have been failing students of color and marginalized communities through oppressive policies and over-exhausted resources is undeniable and this needs to change.
Between the BPS Walkout rejecting the budget cuts to student-lead protests, raising the profile of racial disparities through social media campaigns including #BeingBlackAtBostonLatin, and the matter of Question 2, it is clear that students have had it with the imposition of rhetoric instead of remedies.
To support educators and administrators response to the student call for change, this program will provide the means for teachers, parents, administrators, para-professionals, after-school staff, and related service providers who work in various levels of youth engagement to connect and gain skills that will enable them to show up for their communities. Over 10-weeks, the participants will be guided through the systems at play enforcing racism within education and will construct an action plan that will they bring into the classroom and beyond.
Cost for the 5-week class is $90, 10-week class is $140.
Sliding-Scale Scholarships available on request.
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