CROAR's Introduction to Systemic Racism

Starts:  Jan 25, 2023 09:00 AM (CT)
Ends:  Jan 26, 2023 12:30 PM (CT)
Associated with  Partner Plan Act

The CS3 Team is working with CROAR to offer a workshop called Introduction to Systemic Racism on 1/25 and 1/26, 9am-12:30pm.

*There is limited capacity for these trainings. Please only sign up if you are available to attend both days. Signing up does not guarantee a spot. The form will close once we reach our capacity of 30.


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 Systemic Racism workshop, and requires structural intervention to dismantle. The workshop is designed for institutions who want their staff as well as their leadership to understand the systemic nature of racism and the role institutions play in its maintenance.

This workshop:
  1. Introduces a framework for understanding what systemic racism is and what is its relationship to white dominant culture in the USA
  2. Begins exploring how the values of white dominant culture operating through US institutions replicate patterns of intersectional oppression that advantage white people disproportionately and that harm people of color regardless of intent
  3. Invites participants – both individuals and institutions – to consider how they are upholding via institutional practices and norms–often in unintentional ways–systemic racism
  4. Begins unpacking what the long-term strategic work of dismantling institutional practices upholding systemic racism will require of the institution and its stakeholders

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.

Workshop Delivery: 

Participants of the Introduction to Systemic Racism workshop will experience first-hand Crossroads effective methodology for facilitating productive conversations about race and racism. The workshop will be delivered via the Zoom platform.  It will be interactive and include multiple modes of learning. 

Click here to register!