The idea that oppression, and in particular, racism, is not only a matter of individual prejudice but a systemic, institutional problem of power is foundational to the Introduction to Antiracism workshop, and requires structural intervention to dismantle. Conducted in an atmosphere of mutual respect and courageous space, this workshop is designed to explore racism as a systemic, institutional problem of power that goes beyond personal prejudice. Participants will experience first-hand Crossroad's effective methodology for facilitating productive conversations about race. They will also be be introduced to a strategic methodology that can assist people in effectively organizing to dismantle racism in their institutions.
The workshop is open to all interested persons, especially leaders in organizations and congregations responsible for diversity or social justice agendas in healthcare, public, and private school systems, colleges and universities, government, philanthropic, public safety, faith-based and community-based organizations.
Participants to this workshop will gain shared language and frameworks with which to grapple not only their unwitting legitimization of systemic racism but with what committing to the work of dismantling racism and of cultivating antiracist culture and practice in their institutions will require. They will be introduced to a strategic methodology that can assist them to organize the work of dismantling racism in the institutions in which they are invested.
This workshop is open to participants who are individuals who are opting to join for their own learning and paying out of their own pocket as well as those who are attending as employees representing an institution that is sponsoring their registration. For this reason, we offer two sliding scales for those two different categories of participants.
For individuals paying out of their own pocket, Crossroads recognizes that price can be a barrier to attendance. We have set the value of the workshop at $175 for an individual and invite you to select the price that is appropriate for you.
If you are authorized by your institution to attend the workshop and they are paying your registration, please select a ticket price from our sliding scale based on the gross annual budget:
In order to ensure confidentiality all participants must register even if you are selecting the $0 registration price. Previous participation is Crossroads workshops does not grant guest, un-registered or unpaid access to Crossroads digital workshops.
Each organization/institution is limited to 6 participants per event.
ACCESSING THE WORKSHOP:
All participants must have a registered Zoom account to ensure security and confidentiality of the space. In order to access the full functions of Zoom and our shared workspaces, we highly recommend joining the meeting from a laptop or desktop computer. Accessing the workshop through a tablet or phone will limit your ability to interact with the fullness of the experience.
TIMING CONSIDERATIONS BEFORE REGISTERING:
Participants will not be granted access into the workshop after the Courageous Space Agreement, which is generally concluded in the first 30 minutes. Full day workshops include a 90-minute lunch break, as well as breaks to stretch and take care of yourself every hour.
All workshop participants are expected to attend the complete workshop from beginning to end, going "in and out" of the workshop space is not permitted. We are happy to make reasonable accommodations as folks work remotely and manage technical issues However, if facilitators perceive continued disengagement that is not communicated, the participant will be dropped and not allowed to re-enter.
Please carefully read the complete workshop and cancellation policies that are include at the bottom of the registration form as well the confirmation email.
If you have concerns about your ability to participate or any accommodation needs please contact us at email@example.com.
Please create a free Zoom account beforehand: https://zoom.us/freesignup/