Racial Justice Institute - Part II
March 22 - 24, 2019
Lancaster Theological Seminary
YWCA Lancaster and Lancaster Theological Seminary are partnering to bring you “Racial Justice Institute Part II.”
*Please note: attending Racial Justice Institute Part I, or a similar program, is a prerequisite for Racial Justice Institute Part II. Questions? Please contact Lisa Cameron or David Nice at YWCA Lancaster.
Building on YWCA Lancaster’s core program, the Racial Justice Institute (RJI) Part I, we announce the follow-up workshop, RJI-II, taking place Friday, March 22 through Sunday, March 24, 2019, at the Lancaster Theological Seminary in Lancaster.
While RJI-I builds increased individual self-knowledge and awareness, RJI-II focuses on organizational issues and how participants can make a difference in their specific company, organization, or community.*
RJI-II, like the “foundation” workshop of Level I, is also an intensive three-day (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily) workshop that builds upon a common understanding of racism and a foundation for beginning to dismantle the institutional and systemic racism that pervades the institutions and organizations in our lives.
Level Two participants will be equipped with an enhanced understanding of the separate experiences, work, and responsibilities of People of Color or White People. In this “applied skills” workshop, participants will be introduced to an anti-racist, multi-cultural, organizational/institutional analysis model. They will leave RJI-II with a tangible plan of action for themselves and/or their “change team.”
Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Participants work through journals, scenarios, workbooks, and toolkits to study, question, and more fully understand the history, context, and impact of racism on individuals and society.
The Racial Justice Institute is led by cultural bridges to justice, a national consortium of highly effective trainers. jona olsson and Achebe Powell have delivered the Institute to the Lancaster community for more than 20 years. (www.culturalbridgestojustice.org)