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Greater Spokane Progress – Why Race Matters Workshop
November 17, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM$20.00 – $40.00
Greater Spokane Progress organizes Why Race Matters Workshops to help our community develop a collective understanding and common language around institutional and structural racism, and why addressing race matters. Using the acclaimed documentary “Race: The Power of an Illusion,” the workshop addresses how racial inequities have been build into institutions and structures throughout our country, why it is important to use a racial equity lens, and what we can do to advance racial equity in our organizations and in our community.
In this interactive workshop we will:
- Examine beliefs about race, advantage and justice, and how these issues impact our communities, organizations, and institutions.
- Gain awareness of historical cases of institutional racism.
- Define terms and develop an understanding of the difference between structural, institutional, and individual racism; equity and equality; and implicit and explicit biases.
- Discuss local examples of institutional racism and begin to think about solutions.
The workshop will be led by a multi-racial team of local facilitators.
Registration fees including lunch and snacks:
- $40 per person
- $30 – member or staff of a GSP member organization
- $20 – Living lightly, self-identified low income
- Scholarships are available on a case-by-case basis. To request, contact Anne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope you can join us!
This workshop is organized by Greater Spokane Progress’ Racial Equity Committee:
- Amber Abrahamson, Tenants Union of Washington State
- Terri Anderson, Tenants Union of Washington State
- Michaela Brown, Excelerate Success & Spokane County United Way
- Charina Carothers, Bethel A.M.E Church
- Anne Martin, Greater Spokane Progress
- Liz Moore, Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane
- Rowena Pineda, Spokane Regional Health District