- Wednesday | October 25, 2017 to Friday | October 27, 2017
- 8:00 am
- Intertribal Building, Central Wyoming College, Room 116 Riverton, WY 82501
Riverton Undoing Racism Workshop
October 25-27, 2017, Wed., Thurs., Fri., 8 am-5 pm
Intertribal Building, Central Wyoming College, Room 116
Sponsored by the Wind River Native Advocacy Center and Wyoming Association of Churches
Thanks to a grant from the Foundation of the Episcopal Diocese of Wyoming
Limited to 40 participants
Facilitated by The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond (PISAB), a national and international collective of anti-racist, multicultural community organizers and educators dedicated to building an effective movement for social transformation. The People’s Institute believes that racism is the primary barrier preventing communities from building effective coalitions and overcoming institutionalized oppression and inequities. Over the last 35 years, we have provided training, consultation, and leadership development to more than 500,000 people nationally and internationally. Undoing Racism is our signature workshop.
Workshop participants will:
-Develop a common working definition of racism and an understanding of its different forms: individual, institutional, linguistic, and cultural;
-Develop a common language and analysis for examining racism in the United States;
-Understand one’s own connection to institutional racism and its impact on their work;
-Understand why people are poor and the role of institutions in exacerbating institutional racism, particularly for poor people and communities of color;
-Understand the historical context for how racial classifications in the United States came to be and how and why they are maintained;
-Understand the historical context for how U.S. institutions came to be and who they have been designed to serve;
-Understand how all of us, including white people, are adversely impacted by racism every day, everywhere;
-Address surface assumptions about how your work is (or is not) affected by racism;
-Develop awareness and understanding about ways to begin Undoing Racism;
-Gain knowledge about how to be more effective in the work you do with your constituencies, your organizations, your communities, your families;
-Understand the role of community organizing and building effective multiracial coalitions as a means for Undoing Racism.
There is no fee if you are a resident of Fremont County or are receiving a scholarship from the Wind River Native Advocacy Center. If so, click one of those boxes when registering.
I commit to participate for the three days, October 25-27, 2017 (Wednesday-Friday) 8 am to 5 pm.
I understand that this is limited to 40 participants. Should something come up where I am unable to attend, I will let the leaders know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling or texting 307-761-0755 immediately so someone else may attend in my place.
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