Race Matters: Understanding Racism, Acting for Racial Equity
Do you want useful language and frameworks to understand and talk about race and racism?
Do you want more skills to address racial bias with your family, friends, and co-workers?
Do you want to explore how you’ve been impacted by racism?
Do you want to practice having honest conversations within and across racial/ethnic groups?
Do you want ways to speak up and take action?
This experiential workshop with be facilitated by Tanya O. Williams (www.authenticseeds.org) and Diane J. Goodman (www.dianegoodman.com) We will support participants in developing language, analysis, self-awareness, and skills to talk about racial issues and address racial inequities. We will explore how learning about and understanding the past helps us understand the present, how we have internalized and enact our racial socialization, and how we can work within and across racial groups to foster racial equity.
This workshop provides a useful foundation for engaging in efforts for racial justice in a variety of contexts–personally and professionally.
Participants may attend only Day One but participants who want to attend Day Two must attend Day One. Day One provides a content and context foundation for the activities on Day Two.
Day one will focus on: defining key concepts, examining racial identity and socialization, exploring historical and current institutional and systemic racism, reflecting on common power dynamics for people of color and whites, and developing some skills for interrupting racism.
With the foundation provided on Day One, Day Two will allow for deeper same-race and cross race dialogue, analysis of cross-race dynamics, opportunities for self-exploration around internalized racism, and strategies for change.
Sliding scale: Both days: $90-$280. Day one only: $50-$150.
No one will be turned away based on ability to pay.
Tanya O. Williams’ mission is to provide and create spaces in relationships, conversations, communities for all people to feel seen and appreciated for their authentic selves. She believes that educating and working toward equity, as well as creating spaces of justice and communication all grow out of that desire. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Tanya is based in both New York City and Oakland, CA and leads Authentic Coaching and Consulting (www.authenticseeds.org). Clients include NYU Stern School of Business, National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), LGBT Sports Coalition, Colorado State University, The Moth, Spence School, Community Roots Charter School and others. She has over 20 years of diversity, inclusion, and social justice teaching, programming and facilitation experience in higher education including professional roles at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Mount Holyoke College, and Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. She holds a doctorate (Ed.D) in Social Justice Education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and her dissertation focused on internalized racial oppression and process toward liberation. She also holds an MS in Educational Administration and BA in Journalism and English from Texas A&M University.
Diane J. Goodman, Ed.D. (www.dianegoodman.com) has over 30 years of experience addressing issues of diversity and social justice as a trainer, consultant, faculty, author, speaker, and activist. Diane has done training and consulting with a wide range of organizations, Universities, schools, community and faith groups. She has been a professor at several universities in the areas of education, psychology, social work, and women’s studies. In addition, she was the Director of Human Relations Education and the Interim Affirmative Action Officer at the University of Rhode Island. Diane regularly presents at national and international conferences. She is the author of the book Promoting Diversity and Social Justice: Educating People from Privileged Groups, 2nd ed. (Routledge, 2011), co-editor and contributor to Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice 3rd ed. (Routledge, 2016) and several other articles and book chapters. Diane has a Masters (M.Ed.) and Doctorate (Ed.D.) from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in Counseling and Social Justice Education, and a B.A. from Tufts University in Child Development and Psychology.