NWA Racial Equity Workshop

Citizen’s First Congress, Arkansas Public Policy Panel and Race Forward presents The Racial Equity Workshop
Join us Saturday on Saturday, January 27th in Northwest Arkansas as we learn how to dismantle the many structural inequities that plague our society. Race Forward and the Center for Social Inclusion are some of the best in the business at this kind of work and we are lucky to have them in Arkansas.
Racial Equity Workshop
Saturday, January 27, 2018
10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.
The Jones Center @ 922 E Emma Ave, Springdale, AR 72764

Things you will learn from this workshop:

The history of structural racism and inequity baked into our laws and society. We like to tell ourselves a story that we are the land of opportunity and that the best and brightest always rise – but that is only part of our story.

How bias affects us all and makes it harder to come together and solve challenges. To be human is to be biased, we all have them, but we need to understand those biases and how they impact our decision making so we can be more intentional about the community we want to build.

How tackling institutional racism and bias is NOT a zero sum game. EVERYBODY benefits when we create more ladders of opportunity and more inclusive communities.

How racism and other oppressions are spectrums — most decent human beings recognize and denounce the extreme end of racism manifest in the KKK and other hate groups. But racism, bias, privilege and oppression operates in every system in our society from education to land use policies.

How we can talk about these issues in a diverse, inclusive setting with other social justice leaders, and how we can talk about these issues with the broader public to build a larger movement for social justice.

This event is open to the public at no cost and lunch will be provided so please register so that we might have an accurate count for catering purposes.

Register at this link http://www.citizensfirst.org/events/2018/1/27/racial-equity-training-northwest-arkansas