In July 2023, we will be offering the Summer Institute on Race, which will be held in Westampton, New Jersey. Please read below to learn more.

Summer Institute on Race

Dates: Monday through Thursday, July 17, 18, 19, and 20, 2023
Time: Each day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m except Thursday July 20 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
Place: Hilton Garden Inn, Westampton, New Jersey 
(Closest major airport is Philadelphia International.) 
For a special hotel rate, click here.
Registration Fee: $925 

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 Beyond Diversity Summer Institute offers ways to positively change racial dynamics in the places where we live and work.

You are invited to an educational setting in which participants from diverse backgrounds explore race and build community across racial differences. The Institute will be interactive and highly participatory.

In the Beyond Diversity Summer Institute 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 Beyond Diversity Summer Institute not only informative but often life-changing. Insights from the Institute open individuals to new ways of seeing the world and building deep and lasting relationships. Join us for this unique learning opportunity. 

Praise for Beyond Diversity’s Work—

With the current level of race bias in this country…the work of the Beyond Diversity Resource Center is more important than ever.—Michael T. Smith

The groundbreaking work of the Center offers revolutionary and sustainable approaches to understanding and dismantling societal oppression. The Center is a national leader in the field of social justice, and I am proud to have the opportunity to work with such competent, talented individuals.—Lauranita Katende

I can attest to the quality of the Center’s programs and to the expertise of the facilitators. The Center’s seminars and trainings are thought provoking, challenging and enlightening. In addition, the facilitators are respectful of all cultures, knowledgeable and caring. —Patricia J. Deeney

The training was amazing! It created a bond within a very diverse group of people who were from varied backgrounds. —Leland S. McGee

Click here to download a Summer Institute Brochure


To register, please click this link to go to our Eventbrite Registration Page.

The registration fee is $925. On our Eventbrite page, tickets are listed for $865.13. Eventbrite processing charges bring the total to $925.

The fee is refundable only if the Beyond Diversity Resource Center cancels the Institute. The fee does not include lodging or transportation.

We will send each registrant a confirmation and workshop instructions.

If you have questions, or would like to register with a check or over the phone, please call us at 856 235-2664.