YWCA Lancaster / Lancaster Theological Seminary Anti-Racism Institute January 18-20 2013
YW-curriculum institute, held in conjunction with Lancaster Theological
Seminary, will lay the foundation for the development of leaders in the
long-term work of eliminating racism in the U.S.
2 ½ day (Friday evening through Sunday afternoon) interactive training
is designed to inspire personal and institutional commitment to analyze
and dismantle systemic racism. It will provide a context for
participants to be aware of their own and others' history and lingering
oppression, white privilege, internalized racism, and ongoing structural
inequities and impact. There will be individual and group activities as
well as the development of a final project that will require a
longer-term plan of action,
end goal is to increase the number of committed allies and advocates
with skills and plans to work urgently for racial equity and healing.
Participants will: 1. be able to talk about racism and privilege using a common language; 2.
demonstrate an understanding of a framework of racism including a basic
knowledge of the historical, political, and social context for racism
as it exists today; 3. identify at least three points of individual, institutional, and cultural racism in their daily lives; 4. recognize the interconnectedness of all forms of oppression. 5.
articulate in a final project their knowledge of the roots and
realities of racism using the common language learned in the institute; 6.
identify in their final projects three action steps they can take that
would effectively challenge racism and other injustices in their
organizations and daily lives.
Credits & Fees
2.0 Continuing Education Units or 1.5 Academic Credits