The Offices of Faculty Development and Student Success Innovations are pleased to invite you to join us for a 3-hour, interactive workshop focused on strategies, tips, and tools for interrupting and dismantling racism, led by anti-racist educator Dr. Kathy Obear.
Together, we'll participate in Dr. Obear's Virtual Institute, drink coffee, build community, and learn and share strategies for challenging racial inequity at the individual, group, and institutional levels.
The Virtual Institute will build:
- Knowledge: Increase your self-awareness and knowledge about the dynamics of race and racism at your organization.
- Impact: Examine the far-reaching impact of racist dynamics on individuals as well as on organizational goals.
- Capacity: Deepen your capacity to recognize and interrupt racist attitudes and behaviors that occur all around us, every day.
- Community: Gain insight on how you can build a larger community of white allies to shift the climate and culture of your organization.
- Skills: Explore practical, proven tools and skills to interrupt racist dynamics and revise policies and practices with a Race Lens.
- Honesty: Challenge yourself to take an honest look within so you can think, work, and interact more effectively – across and within racialized identities.
This Virtual Institute is open for anyone to attend and is designed for:
- current white change agents,
- those who are potential allies – who are open, curious, caring and committed,
- those who may not have yet had much experience learning about the dynamics of race and racism,
- those interested in learning more about whiteness and the critical role of whites to partner with people of color to create greater racial justice.
Please RSVP by Friday, February 16 at 12 pm so we can ensure we have enough space and coffee.