WE'RE ELIMINATING RACISM
with our Racial Equity & Inclusion training
WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR WORKSHOP
Held from 9 AM to 5 PM (Eastern time) on two consecutive weekdays, each Racial Equity & Inclusion workshop is led by Racial Equity Institute facilitators and has been designed to help you proactively understand and address racism in your community, workplace, and personal life. The Racial Equity Institute is nationally recognized for helping communities address institutional racism.
Our August 2-3, 2023 two-day workshop will be in person and will include lunch, break time snacks, and morning coffee on both days.
Our REI trainings now come with two post-events: a Racial Healing Circle and the REI Debrief, where together we'll discuss next steps for participants, one to two weeks after the workshops.
Our two-day REI Phase I training is designed to develop the capacity of participants to better understand racism in its institutional and structural forms. Moving away from a focus on personal bigotry and bias, this workshop presents a historical, cultural, and structural analysis of racism.
Topics covered include our fish/lake/groundwater analysis of structural racism; understanding and controlling implicit bias; race, poverty, and place; markedness theory; institutional power arrangements and power brokers; importance of definitions of race and racism; history and legacy of race in American economic and policy development; and racial identity and its interaction with institutional culture.
With shared language and a clearer understanding of how institutions and systems are producing unjust and inequitable outcomes, participants should leave the training better equipped to begin to work for change.
Once you've attended a Racial Equity & Inclusion Phase I workshop, you can attend a Phase I workshop a second time at no charge. We find that many participants need time to digest and fully integrate all they've learned, and attending a second Phase I workshop can be helpful in doing so.
If you would like to attend REI Phase I a second time, please contact our director of programs, CJ Gathers for a coupon code to use. This will allow you to register without paying the workshop fee, though you would be responsible for paying for your coffee, lunch, and snacks.
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How you can help
BUILDING RACIAL EQUITY IN CHARLESTON
If you're an individual who would like to provide a scholarship for a worthy recipient to attend a Racial Equity Institute workshop, we thank you! Please go to our donations page and select the REI option.