Fri, Mar 22 | The Truth & Titus Collective

Introduction to Racial Equity

If you have a passion for fairness and a willingness to get involved, but you're not sure how to start... If you have lived experience but not a lot of formal training in issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion... Join us! Get the basics you need for effective engagement in justice work.
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Introduction to Racial Equity

Time & Location

Mar 22, 2019, 1:00 PM – Mar 23, 2019, 3:00 PM
The Truth & Titus Collective, 765 Upton Avenue, Springfield, MI, USA

About The Event

This day and half seminar will take place Friday, March 22, 1:00-5:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 23, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Intro to Racial Equity is designed to help people who are interested in learning more about racial equity and intersectionality but haven't had a lot of formal training yet. In this seminar we will learn about the creation of race and whiteness in the U.S., explore privilege, and examine our own racial identity development. Pausing for overnight reflection will enable participants to return the next morning with new thoughts, questions, and feelings. We will work on having difficult conversations and building relationships across difference as we explore our social identities (and confront the false idea of a “hierarchy of oppressions”) and break down the four levels of oppression. You will leave with increased capacity for action and tools for staying in the struggle for the long haul.

Racial identity is used as an entry point for exploration and will be discussed throughout the seminar; however, race is not our only identity marker, and we will explore how race intersects with various other identities as well. Participants should be ready to think about class, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, and more. We invite you to come with questions, come with curiosity, and come prepared to build and strengthen relationships.

Note: You may know that in the past we have run Intro to Equity seminars for People of Color and for White people separately. This updated, longer seminar is designed for everyone to learn together.

Attendance both days is required.

Coffee, tea, snacks and water will be provided. Please bring your own lunch on Saturday.

Accessible location.

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