Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 6:00 PM CDT
Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 5:00 PM CDT

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Regisration opens at 5:30 pm on October 12, 2017.

The workshop schedule is as follows:

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Thursday, October 12

8:30 am to 6:00 pm on Friday, October 13

8:30 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday, June 14

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


Early-Bird Registration
(Register before Tuesday, September 12) 

$360 (single) or $325 (2+ participants from one organization)

Regular Registration
(Register after September 12):

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

Students: $200.00 - 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 Tuesday, September 12. If registration is ccancelled between September 12 and close of registration on Friday, September 6, 50% of registration fee will be refunded.

There will be no refunds after registration closes on Friday, September 6.  



Catholic Theological Union
5416 S. Cornell
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.


If you need assistance with accommodations/housing for this workshop, please contact Chicago Regional Organizing for Antiracism at karen.ziech@croar.org

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.

Professional Continuing Education Credit

Crossroads Antiracism Organizing and Training and its regional program, Chicago Regional Organizing for Antiracism (Chicago ROAR), have received approval to offer Continuing Education and Professional Development credits for this workshop.

Oakton Community College/ALL/CEHP is the approved sponsor of continuing education for this program by IDFPR.  17.0 clock hours of Continuing Education will be offered 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 Teacher Professional Development (PD) credit will also be offered.

To apply for Professional Continuing Education credit, please include the $75 application and records maintenance fee on the registration form. Complete the application form below (as applicable),

  • For educators, click here to download the application form for Professional Development hours. then scan and return electronically to karen.ziech@croar.org, or submit the paper form when checking-in the first night of the workshop.
  • For health professionals, click here to complete the online application form for Continuing Education hours /When the form is complete, click "Submit" to electronically submit the application..