Thursday October 20, 2016 at 6:00 PM CDT
Saturday October 22, 2016 at 6:00 PM CDT

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Regisration opens at 5:30 pm on October 20, 2016.

The workshop schedule is as follows:

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Thursday, October 20

8:30 am to 6:00 pm on Friday, October 21

8:30 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday, October 22

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


Early-Bird Registration
(Register before September 30):

$360 (single) or $325 (2 or more participants from one institution)

Regular Registration
(Register beginning September 30):

$450 (single) or $405 (2 or more participants from one organization)

Students: $200.00 - No other discounts apply

Registration Cancellation Policy:

75% of registration fee is refunded if registration is cancellled by September 22. If registration is cancelled between September 30 and close of registration on October 14, 50% of registration fee will be refunded.

There will be no refunds after registration closes on October 14.  



Catholic Theological Union
5416 S. Cornell Ave.
Chicago, IL 60615


Karen Ziech
(815) 474-7998


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 Thursday evening and continental breakfast and lunch on Friday and Saturday.


Housing at Catholic Theological Union is available. Contact Christine Henderson for details; chenderson@ctu.edu or 773-371-5402.  

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.

Transportation to Catholic Theological Union

Catholic Theological Union is located at the corner of 54th Street and Cornell Avenue in Chicago.  To come to CTU via city bus or train, visit the Chicago Transit Authority’s Trip Planner.  CTU is also accessible by the Metra Electric from downtown and the south suburbs Click here for information and schedules.

To see a map and specific directions from your place of origin, click here

CTU is easily accessible from Lake Shore Drive, the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94), and the Chicago Skyway (I-90).

There is ample car and bike parking available. 

Taxi fare from Downtown. $25 - $35. From Midway. $50 - $60, From O'Hare $55 - $65