Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 2:00 PM CDT
Friday, July 17, 2020 at 5:00 PM CDT

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Regisration opens on March 11, 2020. 

The workshop schedule is as follows:

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Wednesday, July 15

8:30 am to 6:00 pm on Thursday, July 16

8:30 am to 5:00 pm on Friday, July 17

Please note that attendance is required on all 3 days of the workshop.


Early-Bird Registration
(Register on or before Monday, June 15) 

$410 (single) or $375 (2+ participants from one organization)

Regular Registration
(Register after Monday, June 15)

$500 (single) or $455 (2+ participants from one organization)

Students: $250.00 - No other discounts apply

Professional Continuing Education Credit: $75.00

Registration Cancellation/Refund  Policy:

75% of registration fee is refunded if registration is cancellled by Monday, June 15th.

If registration is cancelled between June 15th and close of registration on Wednesday, July 8th 50% of registration fee will be refunded.

All refunds will have the Paypal fee that Crossroads pays deucted before being issued. 

There will be no refunds after Wednesday, July 8th  


Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago 

1100 E. 55th Street, Chicago IL 60615

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Pamela Durr


Chicago Regional Understanding and Analyzing Systemic Racism Workshop

The workshop provides an in-depth look at race and racism in the United States. Individuals and institutional leaders responsible for diversity and social justice will appreciate the exploration of the historical development of systemic racism and its continuing effects in our society.  Participants will examine ongoing realities of racism including the identity-shaping power racism has on People of Color and White people; explore racism’s individual, institutional and cultural manifestations; and consider the link between racism and other forms of oppression. A strategic methodology to dismantle racism will be introduced, focusing specifically on applying principles of organizing and social/cultural change.

 Chicago ROAR workshops are designed to reveal how systemic racism plays a role in often unseen ways, creating barriers to true multicultural diversity and racial justice. We’ll help you struggle with the tough questions and begin to equip you with the skills to dismantle racism and transform your institution.

Registration includes workshop materials, snacks on Wednesday afternoon and continental breakfast and lunch on Thursday and Friday.

Continuing Education and Professional Development credits offered: 

Crossroads Antiracism Organizing and Training and its regional program, Chicago Regional Organizing for Antiracism (Chicago ROAR), partner with Oakton Community College to offer Continuing Education hours for various professions licensed through the state of IL (IDFPR) and Professional Development hours for IL teachers through the IL State Board of Education (ISBE).

 17.0 clock hours of Continuing Education (CE) credit are offered for this workshop for the following professions:  Social Workers, Professional Counselors, Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Registered Nurses, Nursing Home Administrators, Occupational Therapists and Speech Therapists.    

17.0 hours of ISBE Professional Development (PD) credit are offered for IL teachers with a ISBE license (IEIN).

NOTE:To receive the Continuing Education or Professional Development credits you must pay the $75 application and records maintenance fee when you register for this workshop. From the registration form select the Items for Sale option: Continuing Education (CE through IDFPR) or Professional Development (PD through ISBE) to apply for the credits.

About Chicago Regional Organizing for Antiracism (Chicago ROAR)

Chicago ROAR is a Regional Program of Crossroads Antiracism Organizing and Training. The Mission of Chicago Regional Organizing for Antiracism is to dismantle systemic racism and build antiracist multicultural diversity within institutions and communities implemented primarily by training institutional transformation teams and guided by the following principles:

  • The work of Chicago ROAR is based upon a systemic analysis of racism and its individual, institutional and cultural manifestations;
  • Chicago ROAR seeks to be accountable in its work to those who share a common analysis of racism, and especially to communities of color;
  • Chicago ROAR understands its antiracism work to be part of a national and global movement for racial justice and social equality;
  • Chicago ROAR recognizes that resistance to racism also requires resistance to all other forms of social inequality and oppression.