Child Life of Greater NY is sponsoring an Undoing Racism workshop of Oct. 25 & 26 in New York City.
Join us for the workshop Undoing Racism. This workshop, using the lens of healthcare and its intersection with race will support Child Life Specialists as they examine their own bias, provide tools for dismantling and disrupting policies that diminish the very voices we aim to amplify.
The Undoing RacismTM/Community Organizing workshop is an intensive 2-day workshop designed to educate, challenge and empower people to “undo” the racist structures that hinder effective social change. The training is based on the premise that racism has been systematically constructed and that it can be “undone” when people understand where it comes from, how it functions, why it is perpetuated, and what we can do to dismantle it.
The workshop is offered by the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, a national, multiracial, anti-racist collective of veteran organizers and educators dedicated to building an effective movement for social change. Since its founding in 1980, The People’s Institute has trained over 1 million people in hundreds of communities throughout the United States and internationally. It is recognized as one of the most effective anti-racist training and organizing institutions in the nation. www.pisab.org
The workshop addresses the following areas:
Analyzing power – Effective organizing requires an accurate analysis of the systems that keep racism in place. The training examines why people are poor, how institutions and organizations perpetuate the imbalance of power, and who benefits from the maintenance of the status quo.
Recognizing the internalized manifestations of racial oppression – The training explores how internalized racial oppression manifests itself both as Internalized Racial Inferiority and Internalized Racial Superiority.
Defining racism – To undo racism, organizers and educators must understand what racism is, and how and why it was constructed. The training explores how the idea of “race” was created to implement systems that benefit some people and oppress and disadvantage others.
Understanding the manifestations of racism – Racism operates in more than just individual and institutional settings. The training examines the dynamics of cultural racism, linguistic racism, and militarism as applied racism.
Learning from history – Racism has distorted, suppressed and denied the histories of people of color and white people as well. The training demonstrates that a full knowledge of history is a necessary organizing tool as well as a source of personal and collective empowerment.
Sharing culture – The training process demonstrates that even as racism divides people, sharing culture unites us. Cultural sharing is a critical organizing tool and is central to the training.
Organizing to “Undo RacismTM” – The training explores principles of effective organizing, strategic techniques for supporting Poor communities getting a sense of their own power, the importance of accountability to community, and the internal dynamics of leadership development.
When: Event will be held on both Friday, October 25th and Saturday, October 26th from 9 am-5 pm. Lunch will be provided.
Where: Please note that the event will be held in two locations: The Interchurch Center and Bank Street College of Education- more information provided after sign up.
Limited spots available for this event. Please contact us at CLGNYconference@gmail with questions.