About the Workshop:
In the Racial Equity Workshop, participants interactively explore, over the course of two days, perspectives on race, racism, and racial and ethnic disparities. With a wealth of historical, economic, and other data, skilled facilitators foster thoughtful analysis and dialogue. Participants typically garner insights that are both profound and practical for understanding and choosing the roles we play when it comes to equity in America, our communities, and our organizations.
This is a two-day long process – that helps to provide talking points, historical factors and an organizational definition of racism. REI believes that organizations are often working in very intentionally civil ways yet operating from multiple understandings that rely more on personal feelings and popular opinion. This creates complications to the goal of eliminating racial and ethnic disparities and producing equitable outcomes.
Our plan is to have the leaders who attend this first offering of the workshop help enroll other leaders – colleagues and friends – in future offerings of the workshop. We will be holding the workshop on a regular basis (eventually, on a monthly basis) so that leaders who want to attend will be able to find workshop dates that will fit their calendar.
The long-term goal is to have a common understanding and language to support the work of eliminating racial and ethnic disparities and making possible equitable outcomes.
Workshop Facilitators: Deena Hayes-Green and Bay Love, Racial Equity Institute
- Dates: June 14th – 15th
- Participants are asked to commit to attending the two full days.
- Time: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (8:00 am check-in and refreshments)
- Location: Universities at Shady Grove, Rockville Maryland
- Cost: $300 total for the two days
We want the workshops to be self-sustaining but we are also committed to making sure that there are funds available to provide subsidies to anyone who cannot afford the cost of attendance. In other words, cost should not be a barrier to attendance. We are volunteering our time and effort to get the workshops launched.