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Organizing Racial Equity: Shifting Power - Virtual 8/10/21

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2nd training in Race Forward's Building Racial Equity Training Series. Must have attended Building Racial Equity Training to Attend.

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In a moment unlike any we have faced as a global community, we know that Racial Justice is more important than ever.

As public demonstrations of grief and rage continue to erupt across the nation, as Black, Indigenous and other people of color communities continue to be ravaged in the wake of this global pandemic - many of us are left reeling and struggling to make sense of the world we live in. Many of us are also left wondering, where do we go from here - and what could possibly be next.

Race Forward believes that the root of our current conditions is structural racism. Our offering in this moment is to fortify our communities with the tools and analysis we will need to effectively shift power for racial justice within our institutions, policies and lives.

This entirely new training is the next step in our Building Racial Equity training series. You must have participated in a foundational Building Racial Equity training in order to access Organizing Racial Equity: Shifting Power.

The Building Racial Equity series, developed by Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation, are interactive trainings for those who wish to sharpen their skills and strategies to address systemic racism and advance racial justice. Our expectation is that those who attend this training are actively engaged in racial equity work and are ready to build their analysis around power in order to shift power to advance towards racial justice now.

Organizing Racial Equity: Shifting Power is the second training of the series. Participants will build on and strengthen racial equity practices for themselves and their organizations and networks. This training will strengthen participants' collective analysis of power while providing useful tools and framework to shift power within groups, institutions and other formations seeking to advance racial justice in this time.

Training Components

  • Building Racial Equity Review
  • Key Concepts: Understanding mutually dependant systems of oppression
  • Shared language & understanding of power
  • Tools for Deconstructing,Constructing & Shifting power within institutions
  • Practice

Participants will

  • Generate shared analysis of various systems of oppression and how power protects and re-enforces each of them.
  • Practice having explicit & complex conversations about Race and power.
  • Gain tools and practices for pivoting from models that exemplify holding power over to building power with.
  • Identify opportunities and next steps for applying concepts and strategies to advance racial justice.

In this time of health and economic crises, we are offering scholarships to grassroots organizers and community organizations. If you need a scholarship, or have any questions, please email the BRE team at bre@raceforward.org

*Please note that you will need to be able to access zoom in order to participate in this training. We are unable to accomodate dial in only participation at this time.

**Disclaimer: By participating in the event you are granting permission for your image and likeness to be filmed, photographed, edited, copied, exhibited, published or distributed by Race Forward. No audio will be recorded at any time. If you do not wish to be photographed and/or filmed, please inform Race Forward staff onsite or prior to the day of training.

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Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation united with Center for Social Inclusion (CSI) in 2017 to become the new Race Forward. The new Race Forward is home to the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE), and also publishes Colorlines, a daily news site where race matters. The new Race Forward also presents Facing Race, the country’s largest multiracial conference on racial justice.
Founded in 1981, Race Forward brings systemic analysis and an innovative approach to complex race issues to help people take effective action toward racial equity. Founded in 2002, CSI catalyzes community, government, and other institutions to dismantle structural racial inequity and create equitable outcomes for all. As one organization, the new Race Forward is dedicated to transforming institutions and empowering the community in order to move policy, culture, and narrative for racial equity. 


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