Saturday, May 11th, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CST)
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Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
1100 E. 55th Street
Room 350
Chicago, IL 60615

The building is fully accessible.




Joy Bailey
Chicago Regional Organizing for AntiRacism (Chicago ROAR)
(269) 568-0783

Introduction to Systemic Racism
for Christian Institutions


In this workshop designed especially for members of Christian communities, participants are introduced to the idea that racism is a systemic, institutional problem of power and presented with the concept of a structural intervention to dismantle it. It will specifically examine how racism is at play in theology, liturgical practices, and polity and an understanding of church history in Christian institutions such as the local church, denominations, parochial schools, Christian colleges & universities, seminaries, and parachurch organizations. Participants also get a sense that antiracism work does not stop with participating in a workshop; that we also have a strategic methodology to assist people in dismantling racism in their institutions. Attendance with a team from your institution is strongly encouraged.

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).

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

6.5 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 $40 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.


The early bird rate for the workshop is $105.00 before April 11, 2019 at midnight

The regular cost of the workshop is $125.00 until registration closes on May 4, 2019 at midnight 

Lunch will be provided

Refund/Cancellation Policy:

95% of registration fee will be refunded if registration is cancelled before registration closes. All refunds will have the Paypal fee that Crossroads pays deucted before being issued. No refund will be given after registration closes Saturday, May 4, 2019.