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Dismantling Racism (Virtual)
Thursday, January 26, 2023, 2:00pm-5:00pm (PT)
Hosted by The YWCA of Greater Portland Social Justice Program. “We live in a post-racial society; racism no longer exists!” “We all have the same opportunities now, don’t play the race card!” “That’s reverse racism!” We’ve all heard variations of these phrases within our social settings. Understanding that racism is systemic is key to dismantling it. Leading with racial equity means approaching all systems, organizations, groups, and cultures with a contextually-racial lens. To acknowledge context, its historical and present impact, as well as contemporary impact. It is crucial to consistently be in the know of how oppressive systems and processes continue to shift and impact Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and their livelihoods.
In this workshop, participants will delve deeper into understanding racism, its systemic functions, social functions, and its past and current contextual morphing that has aided in its long-standing existence. Through interactive engagement, participants will reflect on their own experiences and understanding of racism and develop tools to utilize within their personal anti-racist work.
- Self-auditing and reflection (within a racial context)
- Dismantling racist structures to move towards equitable outcomes
- Development and understanding of racial equity analysis
- Deeper understanding of racism’s systemic impact
- Skill development and exploration of inclusive processes of communication
Cost: $0-$30. Registration and more information here