Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 6:00 PM CDT
Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 5:00 PM CDT

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Regisration opens at 5:30 pm on May 24, 2018.

The workshop schedule is as follows:

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Thursday, May 24

8:30 am to 6:00 pm on Friday, May 25

8:30 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday, May 26

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


Fourth Presbyterian Church Members
Fourth Presbyterian Church has arranged for a special rate of $250.00 for its members. Please contact Rev. Vicky Curtiss at (312-981-3598) or vcurtiss@fourthchurch.org for the Fourth Presbyterian Church registration code.

Early-Bird Registration

(Register on or before Thursday, April 26) 

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

Regular Registration
(Register after Thursday, April 26):

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

Students: $250.00 - No other discounts apply

Registration Cancellation/Refund  Policy:

75% of registration fee is refunded if registration is cancellled by Thursday, April 26, If registration is cancelled between April 26 and close of registration on Thursday, May 17, 50% of registration fee will be refunded.

There will be no refunds after Thursday,  May 17.   



Fourth Presbyterian Church
126 E. Chestnut Street
Chicago, IL 60611 

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Joy Bailey
(269) 568-0783

Fourth Presbyterian Church 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.

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.