Date: Thursday, August 4
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Porter Lounge, Converse Hall (in-person)
This workshop series is designed to increase awareness of the visible and invisible ways race and racism appear in our social and structural systems, especially in educational institutions. Along with digging into race and racism, the series also delves into various forms of resistance and how to commit to antiracism in personal and professional environments.
In part two, workshop participants continue to build their foundational knowledge pertaining to race and racism by delving into how race and racism function within institutions, focusing on historical and current systems in educational institutions. Along with examining the systems within institutions, participants will reflect on their personal and professional environments and the impacts race and racism have had.
This workshop is designed to help participants unpack racism in institutions and its effects by:
- Increasing our knowledge of the history of institutional racism, especially in educational settings
- Developing a better understanding of the systems in institutions that enforce racism
- Exploring how systems of racism impact different areas of Amherst College
- Reflecting on the different institutional systems that enforce racism in our personal and professional environments
This workshop is open to staff and faculty who have completed Race, Racism, and Anti-Racism 1.0