CCC's Anti-Racism Study Group is a space for people who identify as white to learn with and from each other about race and racism in this country and about our individual and collective roles in it. This is not a substitute for participation in mixed race conversations and programs; rather, it is meant to complement that crucial work.
Our goals are to create an intimate learning community where people who identify as white can:
Study Group Sessions: 8 (90-minute) sessions
Study group sessions are spent in facilitated breakout groups applying concepts from the pre-work to one's own experience. Each session, participants will identify anti-racist actions to be taken in a sphere of influence at work.
Session 1 -- Individual develop goals, learning group commitments,
introduction of learning partners and peer consultation
Session 2 -- History of race and racism
Session 3 -- White privilege
Session 4 -- Intersectionality
Session 5 -- Systemic racism
Session 6 -- Allyship
Session 7 -- Being an anti-racist
Session 8 -- Follow-up and accountability check-in (takes place 4 months post session 7)
Commitment to full attendance at all sessions is essential to developing the learning community and one's own growth. Please make arrangements to attend all meetings.
Homework: Approximately 1-2 hours prior to each Study Group session
We take advantage of the wealth of multi-media resources available to further our education and as prompts for self-reflection and challenging conversation. Articles, videos, podcasts, tools and activities are assigned prior to each Study Group. These assignments are required and provide the foundation on which the Study Group sessions and Peer Consultation are built.
Peer Consultation & Integration: 7 (1 hr) sessions
Assigned learning partners will meet in between each Study Group session for self-directed peer consultation and support. These meetings are designed to help you to integrate program content through further discussion of the materials, gathering perspective and feedback, and planning how to implement anti-racist practices in your work place and/or other settings.
"The Anti-Racism Study Group was an amazing opportunity to learn, think, hear from others, build competence, discuss difficult topics and situations and struggle with incredibly challenging issues in a supportive atmosphere guided by leaders who are invested and care about this important topic."
"This is a thoughtful, enlightening program that covers key areas of anti-racism. It provides a reasonable workload along with important tools for diagnosing your own responses and planning your future work as an ally."
"Participating in this opportunity provided me with a structure to approach my work on anti-racism. I doubt I would have discovered all of the great readings, videos and resources on my own and they all contributed to my learning. The group conversations, while sometimes difficult, definitely helped me on my journey to explore how to be an anti-racist."
"When I realized that Francine and Kande were continuing to learn along with the rest of us--that made me more comfortable with my zero knowledge level of the topic. I appreciated them both joining in and sharing as well. This class changed the way I look at myself and others. I will forever think differently about the topic of racism. I highly recommend this class!"