Racial Equity Learning Cohort
NCRPA is offering the opportunity for members to come together to talk about how equity affects our profession. In accordance with the current restrictions on social gatherings, NCRPA is partnering with The Equity Paradigm to offer a special Virtual Racial Equity Learning Cohort! Members of this cohort will have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of racial equity issues in our communities. Join us on this journey to help us understand how to best meet the needs of all members of our communities! This free opportunity will feature three sessions, each with a specific focus that builds on the prior session's learning. To be eligible to join the learning cohort, you must be a current NCRPA member and commit to attending each of our morning meetings:
Wednesday, May 13th from 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Wednesday, May 20th from 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Wednesday, May 27th from 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Registration will close on Monday, May 11th or when capacity is met, whichever comes first. After registering and leading up to our first session on May 13th, you will receive an email with a link to our weekly meetings and instructions on how to sign up.
*Please note that if you sign up for the cohort and miss a learning session with an unexcused absence, you may be removed the program.
**NCRPA Racial Equity Cohort alumni are welcome to register for this virtual learning cohort. Material covered will be the same as the January - April 2020 Cohort. Please note that priority will be given to first time attendees if capacity is met.
Questions? Contact Program Coordinator Diquan Edmonds at firstname.lastname@example.org
Workshop Sessions Include:
Session 1: Foundations in Racial Equity - Wednesday, May 13th from 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Our Foundations in Racial Equity workshop is focused on building social, political, historical and economic context around the construction of race, and help participants build a systemic, institutional and cultural analysis of racialized outcomes, all through the lens of our own racial identities, experiences and encounters.
Session 2: Foundations in Internalized Racism - Wednesday, May 20th from 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Our Foundations in Internalized Racism workshop pushes participants to examine their own socialization and the unconscious norms, assumptions and biases that have been ingrained in us, that perpetuate racism and uphold the system as it was designed. We will interrogate our own lived experiences and identities, build community and devise strategies for deconstructing Internalized Racial Superiority and Internalized Racial Oppression through racial identity caucusing, all while building our capacity to work towards racial equity in the spaces we occupy.
Session 3: Decentering White Supremacy Culture - Wednesday, May 27th from 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Our Decentering White Supremacy Culture workshop focuses on naming, interrogating, and challenging white supremacy as a socio-political system of domination that, while rendered invisible, controls all facets of what is deemed "normal" and "correct" in our society and in our workplaces, more specifically. Using a racial equity lens developed in sessions 1 & 2, we will define the attributes of whites supremacy culture, identify our roles as perpetrators/co-conspirators in upholding white supremacy culture as the "norm" in our environments, and begin developing strategies for decentering white supremacy culture and creating space for alternative ways of being and operating.