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Unpacking & Interrupting Systems of Racial Oppression

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Rainier Beach Community Center

8825 Rainier Avenue South

Seattle, WA 98118

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This workshop explores US history, systems of racial oppression and how to interrupt these systems. Breakfast and Lunch included.

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6 CLOCK HOURS AVAILABLE

“Unpacking and Interrupting Systems of Racial Oppression”

Training Objectives:

• To become familiar with the terms we use, as we talk about race and racism.

• To understand the impact of “othering.”

• To become familiar with the context in which we live: historical, institutional and structural.

• To develop an analysis of “white dominant culture.”

• To define implicit bias and understand how implicit bias impacts our decisions and behaviors.

• To understand the importance of becoming vigilant in noticing and recognizing our own implicit bias.

Racial Equity Consultants LLC (REC) aspires to create a world in which each and every human being is seen and valued for who they are and the talents, brilliance and beauty they contribute to the healing of our communities

We begin with an anti-oppression framework vital to developing an in-depth analysis of how racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia and xenophobia became institutionalized and embedded in dominant culture. This framework helps to highlight the institutional privileges and systemic inequities embedded in the current socio-political conditions that influence and affect our institutions. Through our cross-racial lens, we purposefully and strategically confront the internalized and institutionalized power of race and racism.

REC understands and teaches that while we are not to blame for the current inequities that people of color face, we are responsible for changing the disproportionate social and institutional outcomes of the world in which we live. If we interrogate and transform the institutional policies and practices that continue to exclude and impact people of color and we vigilantly unpack and dismantle the system of racism, we will create an institutional culture in which every community member thrives.

Training is a key part of organizational change work. Training increases awareness, knowledge and communication in an effort to move towards positive cross-cultural communication, challenging institutional racial inequities and changing internal organizational structure. Learning to talk about race and racism constructively within your organization gives members and staff tools and practices for consistently interrupting and counteracting racial bias.

Facilitators:

Fran Partridge is a white woman with 20 years of racial equity experience, specifically in instructional leadership, educational practices and educational policy change. Most of Fran’s work has been within the educational system, as a teacher, instructional coach and mentor, as well as, an equity and race relations specialist. She has facilitated over 250 professional development sessions focused on implicit bias, racial identity, micro-aggressions and culturally responsive instruction. Fran also has experience co- developing strategic planning for racial equity work; analyzing data, developing assessment tools, providing guidance, and designing and facilitating high quality culturally responsive professional development based on adult learning principles. She holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Policy and Administration (M.Ed).

Marlon Brown is a black man with over 20 years of professional experience working in healthcare, automotive and government organizations as an Information Technology Project Manager. Marlon is also a trained Equity and Social Justice practitioner specializing in leadership coaching, change agent mentoring and organizational development. His focus has been on equity and customer service, facilitation, training, racial caucusing, policy development and implementation, creating and advising equity committees/team and anti-racist curriculum development. Marlon is skilled in developing lasting relationships with staff and leadership, unionized and at-will workforces. Additionally, Marlon is an entrepreneur and radio show host.

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