Friday, Aug 23, 8 AM-4:30 PM

A Conversation on Race & Equity 8/23 – 8/24

Center for Philanthropy
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919 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA

The Campaign for Equity presents... A Conversation on Race and Equity: 08/23/19 & 08/24/19 Day 1: Friday, August 23rd, 8:30am-4:30pm | Breakfast 8:00am - 8:30am Location: Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF); 919 St. Charles Avenue Parking Recommendation: GNOF parking lot at K&B Day 2: Saturday, August 24th, 8:30am-4:30pm | Breakfast 8:00am - 8:30am Reception to follow 4:30pm-6:00pm Location: Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF); 919 St. Charles Avenue RACIAL EQUITY WORKSHOP Foundational Training in Historical and Institutional Racism Summary: In our contemporary society, racism shapes the outcomes of all institutions. It pits entrenched patterns of power against what are often faint images of equity. Yet even those who are concerned about growing achievement gaps, disparities in health and wealth, and the mass incarceration of black and brown people are challenged in their understanding of how racism remains alive and well in all our institutions, advantaging some while harming others. This workshop helps participants become clear on how race and racism have been constructed in the US and how ideas about racism live in our unconscious minds and social structures even 50 years after the successes of the Civil Rights movement. This workshop is important for people of color and white people who are committed to eliminating racism. It provides an analysis that helps participants gain clarity about how racism is organized and how to work to disrupt its powerful influence. Expected Outcomes: Participants gain an understanding of the imperative of eliminating racism Participants have a better working knowledge of race and racism, its history and legacy today Participants have a common language to assist in having more productive dialogue Participants have an introduction to the ways they have internalized constructed oppression Participants have knowledge and resources to continue learning Agenda: I. Persistent and Increasing Racial inequity: Why it Matters II. Socialization, Implicit Bias, and Decision-Making III. The Intersections of Race and Wealth, and Race and Poverty IV. The Power Relationship between Institutions and Communities V. The Role of Gatekeeping in Maintaining the Status Quo VI. The Ongoing Construction of Race in America: Fallacies and Realities VII. Common Definitions of Race and Racism: Clarifying Language VIII. Affirmative Action: A History Lesson IX. Documentary: “The House We Live In” (from Race: The Power of an Illusion) X. How Internalized Racism Impacts Beliefs & Behaviors XI. The Problem Solving Wheel: Moving from Awareness to Analysis to Action Shawn, Emily, Andrea, Liza, and Allen