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Introduction to Systemic Racism Workshop

Wed, June 29 @ 1:00 pm4:00 pm

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Background greenish, abstract image of connection points with a ONEplace at KPL logo at the bottom right, with supporting text on the bottom left that reads Wednesday, June 29 & 30, 2022, please register: with large text in the middle top reading Introduction to Systemic Racism Workshop

“What if we focused our human and fiscal resources on changing power and policy to actually make society, not just our feelings, better?” — Ibram X. Kendi, How to Be an AntiracistJoin ERRACE & ONEplace for this two-day training designed for those who understand multicultural diversity but are not yet familiar with systemic racism. This workshop is helpful for beginning the development of a common language necessary for having productive conversations about race and systemic racism.Engagement in this workshop will provide an opportunity to understand:The relationship between individuals and institutions,A definition of racism,How institutions (often unintentionally) uphold systemic racism, andIntroductory common language and analysis regarding systemic racism in the U.S. context;Anyone in the greater Kalamazoo community is welcome to attend, however this opportunity is specifically curated for individuals serving on nonprofit boards or work for nonprofit organizations. To be truly effective participants must attend both sessions, be fully open to the experience, and engage with your camera on.Because this workshop is an interactive experience, we must limit the number of participants. Our anti-racism and equity workshops typically reach capacity and have a waitlist. While we hope you can make it, please let us know if your plans change so another person can join us.We will be meeting on June 29th and 30th from 1 pm – 4 pm.  Please register below to attend both days. ONEplace will email participants the zoom link before the workshop. Contact [email protected] if you have any questions.Presented by ERRACE.

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Wed, June 29
1:00 pm–4:00 pm
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