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Parkway United Church of Christ
1465 Irving Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27103

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Anna Seip
Neighbors For Better Neighborhoods

Racial Equity Training

Presented by 

 (Racial Equity Institute)  

This is a two-day process – that helps provide talking points, historical factors and an organizational definition of racism. The Racial Equity Institute (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.

Phase 2 helps emerging racial equity leaders identify their struggles and challenges in light of the racial equity analysis outlined in Phase 1. 

Following an in-depth review of key Phase 1 concepts, participants examine internalized oppression, feelings of inferiority and superiority, and racial identity development and how personal and organizational practices are affected by these feelings. The consistent and predictable outcomes of organizations and institutions find their roots in structures supported and maintained by individuals who have internalized narratives of inequity and injustice. 

"Diagnosis determines treatment" is a frequent statement in Phase 1 training. In Phase 2, participants practice looking at problems through an equity lens and develop an appreciation for the power of narrative. 

The last and perhaps most important and challenging exercise of Phase 2 is developing a personal and organizational vision. No one alive today has ever lived a moment of their lives in an equitable world. We do not know what it looks like. REI believes in the power of vision and the imperative of  a clear and common vision to approach the work of equity. Participants engage in much needed practice to develop a vision of their place equity work.

The Anti-Racism training, delivered by the Racial Equity Institute, LLC is designed to build the capacity of educators, health practitioners, child welfare advocates, judicial representatives, other professionals, and all persons who are interested in understanding and eliminating racial inequities, disparities and disproportionality within our society. This workshop is important for people who want to dismantle racism.  

Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods is proud to bring Racial Equity Institute, LLC to Winston-Salem. This dynamic and transformational workshop is a part of our "Neighbors in Action" series.

Register to discover what Racial Equity Training is all about and explore new ways of creating the change that you want to see.