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november, 2019

fri15nov(nov 15)8:00 amsat16(nov 16)4:30 pmJoin Us For A Conversation on Race & Equity 11/15 - 11/168:00 am - 4:30 pm (16) Greater New Orleans Foundation

Event Details

The Campaign for Equity presents…


A Conversation on Race and Equity: 11/15/19 & 11/16/19


Day 1: Friday, November 15th, 8:30am-4:30pm | Breakfast 8:00am – 8:30am


Location: Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF); 919 St. Charles Avenue


Parking Recommendation: GNOF parking lot at K&B


Day 2: Saturday, November 16th, 8:30am-4:30pm | Breakfast 8:00am – 8:30am 


Reception to follow 4:30pm-6:00pm


Location: Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF); 919 St. Charles Avenue


RACIAL EQUITY WORKSHOP


Foundational Training in Historical and Institutional Racism Summary:


In our contemporary society, racism shapes the outcomes of all institutions. It pits entrenched patterns of power against what are often faint images of equity. Yet even those who are concerned about growing achievement gaps, disparities in health and wealth, and the mass incarceration of black and brown people are challenged in their understanding of how racism remains alive and well in all our institutions, advantaging some while harming others.


This workshop helps participants become clear on how race and racism have been constructed in the US and how ideas about racism live in our unconscious minds and social structures even 50 years after the successes of the Civil Rights movement.


This workshop is important for people of color and white people who are committed to eliminating racism. It provides an analysis that helps participants gain clarity about how racism is organized and how to work to disrupt its powerful influence.


Expected Outcomes:


Participants gain an understanding of the imperative of eliminating racism


Participants have a better working knowledge of race and racism, its history and legacy today


Participants have a common language to assist in having more productive dialogue


Participants have an introduction to the ways they have internalized constructed oppression


Participants have knowledge and resources to continue learning


Agenda:


I. Persistent and Increasing Racial inequity: Why it Matters


II. Socialization, Implicit Bias, and Decision-Making


III. The Intersections of Race and Wealth, and Race and Poverty


IV. The Power Relationship between Institutions and Communities


V. The Role of Gatekeeping in Maintaining the Status Quo


VI. The Ongoing Construction of Race in America: Fallacies and Realities


VII. Common Definitions of Race and Racism: Clarifying Language


VIII. Affirmative Action: A History Lesson


IX. Documentary: “The House We Live In” (from Race: The Power of an Illusion)


X. How Internalized Racism Impacts Beliefs & Behaviors


XI. The Problem Solving Wheel: Moving from Awareness to Analysis to Action


Shawn, Emily, Andrea, Liza, and Allen

Time

15 (Friday) 8:00 am - 16 (Saturday) 4:30 pm

Location

Greater New Orleans Foundation

Organizer

Shawn, Andrea, Emily, Allen, Liza

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