In this 2-part training, participants will be exposed to the "power definition" of racism and will observe a racially diverse group of people reflecting on the meaning of the definition, and the efficacy of using the definition to address racism in institutions. A rationale will be explored for developing a full analysis of racism, including understanding its historic and legal roots and contemporary functioning.
This second segment focuses on dismantling racism and some of the concepts, strategies and tools that are needed to effectively address the problem of racism in institutions. Crossroads workshops and methodologies are explored, including the Analyzing and Understanding Racism Workshop and the development of Institutional Transformation Teams. A very brief overview of the rationale and organizing principles for Transformation Team Building as a structural intervention to institutional racism is presented, including development of the Team and strategic plan to dismantle institutional racism.