RACIAL EQUITY WORKSHOPS
-Presented by the Racial Equity Institute
When The Indianapolis Foundation announced its new mission in 2018, it committed to a journey of expanding an understanding of the impact systemic racism has on Marion County communities. As valued partners, fundholders, and community members, we invite you to join us by signing up for an upcoming racial equity workshop.
Learn more about the Racial Equity Institute and its work before your session or to help inform your decision on your participation.
the Groundwater approach
In this virtual webinar, REI organizers will use stories and data to present a perspective that racism is fundamentally structural in nature. The Groundwater metaphor is designed to help people at all levels internalize the reality that we live in a racially structured society using three key truths:
- racial inequity looks the same across systems
- socio-economic difference does not explain the racial inequity
- inequities are caused by systems, regardless of people’s culture or behavior.
Each virtual session is three hours.
Already been through Groundwater training? Take the next step in your equity journey by signing up for REI’s Phase 1 training. This training is designed to develop the capacity of participants to better understand racism in its institutional and structural forms. Moving away from a focus on personal bigotry and bias, this workshop presents a historical, cultural, and structural analysis of racism. With shared language and a clearer understanding of how institutions and systems are producing unjust and inequitable outcomes, participants should leave the training better equipped to begin to work for change.”
This is a virtual, two-day session.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding these opportunities.