Reckoning and Rising - Anti-Racism Education Webinars

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Tue Jan 14, 8:00 PM - Thu May 21, 4:30 PM (EST)

CrossRoads Anti-Racism Organizing and Training in collaboration with Young Clergy Women International, has developed this webinar series specifically for the members of YCWI.
Led by CrossRoads facilitator, Jessica Vazquez Torres, these three webinars will build upon each other and provide a great foundation for our Summer Conference which will focus on in-person anti-racism education.
We are excited to provide this exclusive content to the members of our organization. All webinars will be available as recordings for registered and paid participants.

There are three pricing options:

  • Full Rate
  • Reduced Rate - for those with limited financial means
  • Full Scholarship - for those with no financial means, request form included in registration

Please note that there are discounts for attending more than one session
If you pay for all three webinars, you will receive a discount code for 20% off conference registration

Webinar 1 via ZOOM
January 14, 2020
8:00 pm to 9:30 pm ET

Focus: Heteropatriarchy and the Three Pillars of White Supremacy

Key to framing a conversation about equity broadly and race equity specifically is understanding how heteropatriarchal white supremacy operates in the United States, how it misshapes institutions, and undermines social justice movements. During this webinar dive deep into an exploration of white supremacy that challenges the normative narratives of the USA. We will also consider how US Christianity has served as an architect and legitimizer of this ideology.

Webinar 2 via ZOOM
March 26, 2020
9:00 am to 10:30 am ET

Focus: Individual Prejudice, Systemic Racism, and the Legacy of Race Evasive Politics

In “Racism Without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in the United States,“ Dr. Eduardo Silva Bonilla argues that in post-civil rights United States the discourse on race and racism is handicapped by the illusion that with the end of “legal discrimination,” specifically Jim Crow, racism is no more. Every declaration of victory over racism weakened the collective capacity of United Statians to talk about systemic racism in complex and nuanced ways. This session will introduce participants to a framework for talking about systemic racism that accounts for both the role of individuals and institutions in its maintenance, debunks the ideology of “colorblindness,” and equips us to understand how institutions, regardless of their intent or stated values, become complicit in its maintenance.

Webinar 3 via ZOOM
May 21, 2020
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm ET

Focus: “White Dominance Its Ubiquitous! Learning to Apprehend it is Critical for Effective
Equity Work.”

The last webinar will explore the ways white dominance impacts and derails any and all efforts to build equitable institutions and communities. Its values, ways of being and knowing, and its ability to co-opt creativity in order to reinforce the racial status quo in the institution. Informed by the work of the late Dr. Gloria Anzaldua, the webinar will also consider the ways white dominance consolidates power for white society and those who align with it and uses power against all those pushed and removed to marginal spaces.

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