Workshops


—Learning About Anti-Racism

The COVID-19 pandemic prevents us from hosting our annual Summer Institute on Race in person, but we will neverthless hold a Virtual, Two-Day Summer Institute on Race that will be lively and interactive. Please read about the Institute below and sign up.




Virtual, Two-Day Summer Institute on Race

(Closed. Workshop is full.)

August 6 and 7, 2020
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern (both days)
Webinar Hosted on Zoom

Race has been called “the great American obsession” and has shaped the lives of people in our society for hundreds of years. Even today race strongly influences life expectancy, quality of healthcare, income, wealth, job opportunities, incarceration rates, quality of education, and much more. Race also changes how we interact with one another, and the things we say—and don’t say—about this taboo topic. The Summer Institute on Race offers ways to positively change racial dynamics in the places where we live and work.

You are invited to virtual educational setting (we will use the Zoom platform) in which participants explore race and build a sense of community across racial differences. The Institute will be interactive and highly participatory. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss the racial tensions that arose in the United States this spring and summer because of police brutality and the failure of the society to address long-standing structural racism and racial inequities.

In the Virtual, Two-Day Summer Institute on Race you will learn:

  • The profound impact of early messages about race.
  • How racial privilege affects individual and group interactions. 
  • Why power relationships change cross-race relationships.
  • How the history of race shapes current attitudes and behaviors. 
  • How racial ideology influences individual and institutional behavior.
  • The effects of internalized racial superiority and oppression.
  • Action planning and strategies to address race and racism.

People find the Summer Institute on Race not only informative but often life-changing. Insights from the Institute open individuals to new ways of seeing the world and and making lasting change. Join us for this unique learning opportunity. 

Note: For the best learning experience, participants should join the Institute on a computer or tablet that has speaker and microphone capabilities. Please have your cell phone available, however; you will use it for some activities.

Registration for this workshop is full.