November Series of Foundations: Implicit Bias and the Four Dimensions of Racism – ZOOM
November Series of Foundations: Implicit Bias and the Four Dimensions of Racism — Four Sessions — November 2020
Who: Members of 2nd Cohort with the TK-12 Equity Partnership as well as TK-12 school folks and members of the broader community wanting to grow in their understanding of racial equity and action for anti-racism. The first 50 registrants will be accepted to participate.
Why: This learning supports us to be better teachers, educators, colleagues and leaders to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) students, families, and coworkers in our schools and districts. It is foundational in supporting us to identify racism in ourselves, our relationships, and in the school policies, practices, curricula, and traditions so that we can change to create equitable structures and practices.
When: Four evenings in November from 5:30-7:30pm
Where: Virtual Zoom classroom
What to expect:
Implicit Bias and the Four Dimensions of Racism is an educational session that has been used regionally by the Equity Alliance, the TK-12 Humboldt–Del Norte Equity Partnership, and equity arcata with schools, non-profits, local government, and other organizations. Most recently, administrators, faculty, and staff have also participated in this learning series.
During these four 2-hour sessions, the group will establish a shared language to talk about race and racial equity as well as explore the concepts of implicit bias and the dimensions of racism that include internalized, interpersonal, institutional, and structural. We will discuss how racism manifests in all of these dimensions and strategize how to actively work against racism at all of these levels.
Portions of the program will be instructional while others will be interactive. There will be opportunities to ask questions, reflect, and discuss in pairs and groups, including race-based affinity spaces.
The sessions will be facilitated by Sharrone Blanck and Meridith Oram.