Join The Equity Paradigm for a 3-session virtual racial equity series geared to give participants a foundational understanding of racial equity.
February 4 - Foundations in Racial Equity
This session is focused on building social, political, historical, and economic context around the construction of race, and helping participants build a systemic, institutional, and cultural analysis of racialized outcomes, all through the lens of our own racial identities, experiences, and encounters. This session is a strongly recommended prerequisite for our other sessions.
February 11 - Foundations in Internalized Racism
This session pushes participants to examine their own socialization and the unconscious norms, assumptions, and biases that have been ingrained in us, that perpetuate racism and uphold the system as it was designed. We will interrogate our own lived experiences and identities, build community, and devise strategies for deconstructing Internalized Racial Superiority and Internalized Racial Oppression through racial identity caucusing, all while building our capacity to work towards racial equity in the spaces we occupy.
February 18 - Decentering White Supremacy Culture
This session focuses on naming, interrogating, and challenging white supremacy as a socio-political system of domination that, while rendered invisible, controls all facets of what is deemed "normal" and "correct" in our society and in our workplaces. Using a racial equity lens developed in sessions 1 and 2, we will define the attributes of whites supremacy culture, identify our roles as perpetrators/co-conspirators in upholding white supremacy culture as the "norm" in our environments, and begin developing strategies for decentering white supremacy culture and creating space for alternative ways of being and operating.