Breaking down Buzzwords: Racial Justice rhetoric is used a lot in various media without discussion on what these “buzzwords” really mean. This session is a deep dive into core words used in racial justice work.
Intro to Diversity and Inclusion: Provides the knowledge, skills and tools in gaining critical knowledge and skills to foster a more creative, inclusive, respectful and productive environment.
Culture Competency: Address the invisible and subtle differences between cultures, and helps provide cross-cultural understanding. These trainings focus on identifying stereotypes, differentiating between bias/discrimination/racism, discussing the difference between immigrants and refugees, and heightening awareness of cultural differences.
Racism 101: What does racism look like in today’s current state? This workshop looks at the journey of overt to covert racism in America.
Implicit Bias: Discusses the importance for us as individuals to make change to recognize our biases and what we have been taught, while also respecting those with differing opinions. As individuals, it is very important to understand what we believe, where these beliefs came from, and that we are aware of how our experiences have shaped them.
Racism told through History: Examines the historical legacy of racism in the United States’ laws, economy, legal system, and education to understand the impact in communities of color in today’s society.
Race is the Root: Race intersects with most issues and has to be discussed if we want to really address issues. This workshop addresses the importance of examining internal programs and policy as well as external services with a racial justice lens.
Experiences in America: This workshop talks about the experience in America depending on your race. This examines privileges and ways we can improve experiences for people of color.
Systems of America: Focus on systemic racism, including its origins, effects, and how it is perpetuated in every day lives of people of color.
Media’s Role: Covers what media is, and how it impacts the way we think, feel, and act. Examines how mainstream media messages propagate ideas about race and culture that support stereotypes and help maintain the status quo.
The Concept of Whiteness: For participants to notice and respond to interpersonal, institutional and cultural racism by examining their own racial identity in order to improve the race relations.
Equity or Equality or Both… : Examines the ideal circumstance that everyone would have equal opportunity by cross-examining methods to achieve the goal.