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Why Race Matters Workshop: History, Systems & Strategies

August 21, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Free – $20.00

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Why Race Matters Workshop: History, Systems & Strategies

Presented by Greater Spokane Progress and co-sponsored by Community-Minded Enterprises, Innovia Foundation, Empire Health Foundation, Spokane County United Way, Whitworth University’s Dornsife Center for Community Engagement

Join us on Wednesday, August 21, 9am  5pm at the Whitworth University U-District Campus.
(534 E. Spokane Falls Blvd)
Using the acclaimed documentary “Race: The Power of an Illusion,” the Why Race Matters Workshop, led by a multi-racial team of local facilitators, addresses how racial inequities have been built 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.
This interactive workshop provides a foundation for further racial equity work: 

  • Examine beliefs about race, advantage and justice, and how these issues impact our communities, organizations, and institutions.
  • Define and discuss implicit bias and explicit bias and examples of how they operate on individual and institutional levels.
  • Gain awareness of historical cases of institutional racism.
  • Define terms and develop an understanding of the difference between: structural, institutional, and individual racism; and equity and equality.
  • Identify structural and institutional racism, how it continues to impact us today,and the complexities of the intersections with other oppressed identities.
  • Discuss local examples of institutional racism and begin to think about next steps for our ourselves and our organizations.

A follow-up workshop will be held later in 2019 to support organizational leaders in taking intentional steps to advance racial equity in their own organizations and in the larger community. 

Registration fee is $20 and includes lunch

Scholarships and travel stipends are available. To request, contact Anne Martin at anne@spokaneprogress.org.
Organizations are asked to register up to 3 people per organizations and include people who will likely attend the Why Race Matters Workshop and the follow-up workshop this fall.

The registration deadline is August 15.

For more information about the workshops or to host a workshop for your staff/or board, contact: Anne Martin, Greater Spokane Progress at anne@spokaneprogress.org or 509-624-5657.


August 21, 2019
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Free – $20.00
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