First Congregational United Church of Christ is hosting an anti-racism analysis training January 15-17, 2016 (Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend).
K-State College of Education
K-State Libraries Dow Center for Multicultural and Community Studies
Manhattan Mennonite Congregation
Kansas-Oklahoma Conference of the UCC, Justice & Witness Commission
Manhattan Alliance for Peace & Justice (MAPJ)
First United Methodist Church
Bethel AME Church
Social Action Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
What is an anti-racism analysis training?
The goal of the training is to build a common understanding of racism and to work toward long-term transformation of institutions in our community. The training is accessible to both individuals and teams that have a desire to dismantle racism within their institution or community. We have contracted with Roots of Justice, a highly experienced organization committed to anti-oppression work, to facilitate the training. While RoJ does have experience in providing faith-based workshops, this particular training in Manhattan will be secular, in order to provide opportunities for people of all faiths or no faith to participate meaningfully.
The anti-racism analysis training that Roots of Justice will facilitate is a 2 ½ day training that covers topics such as: history of racism and resistance to racism, thinking systemically about communities, racism’s intersections with other forms of oppression, colonialism, defining racism, race as a social construct, racism as a systemic reality, white privilege, internalization of racial oppression and superiority, racial and cultural identity, institutions and institutional racism.
Details & Registration Information
Location: First Congregational United Church of Christ, 700 Poyntz, Manhattan, KS
Dates and times:
Friday, January 15 - 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 16 - 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 17 - 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Please clear your schedule during these times. It is imperative that ALL participants participate in the entirety of the training.
Meals: Your registration fees will include the following meals: breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, lunch on Saturday and Sunday. Dinner will be on your own each evening (and there are lots of tasty options nearby if you're coming from out of town).
Lodging: Lodging will be on your own. If you live in a K-State residence hall, please note that you have an option for early move-in beginning Jan. 14. If the additional cost of early move in would prevent you from attending the event, please talk to Rev. Caela Simmons Wood to inquire about other options.
Fees: Fees are be $175 per person ($50 for students). To secure your spot, you must pay at minimum the $50 ($25 for students) non-refundable deposit. You will have the option of paying online via Pay Pal or mailing a check. The total registration fee must be paid by the registration deadline of Dec. 25.
Scholarships: A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. People who wish to attend but need assistance should contact Rev. Caela Simmons Wood.
How can I learn more?
You'll find lots more info on the Roots of Justice website...videos, testimonies, and more. Check it out.
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