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. We are expressly inviting people who identify as white as we have particular work to do. 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 a learning community where people who identify as white can:
Study Group Sessions: 6 (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 -- Allyship
Session 6 -- Systemic racism
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: 6 (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.
"This program created the mental space I needed to allow me to see how the systemic racism in our society has shaped my beliefs and presumptions. The group discussions both inspired me to be honest with myself and inspired me to make an active effort to change my behaviors in ways to reduce or mitigate the racist tendencies I have internalized over the decades."
Winter/Spring 2021 Study Group Information
Meeting dates and time:
6 sessions, every other week on Zoom
February 4, 18, March 4, 18, April 1, 15
Attendance at all six meetings is expected.
In addition, one-hour peer consultation meetings will be scheduled by participants between Study Group sessions.
To encourage participation in this important work, we have reduced our standard rate. In addition, in support of the efforts of others we will donate 50% of the proceeds to a social benefit organization doing anti-racism work.
Deadline: EXTENDED TO JANUARY 22.
Participants are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.
To help us learn about participant experience and learning needs, the application asks about previous anti-racism work and learning. Applicants are also asked to identify a domain of work for implementing anti-racist practices.
"I highly recommend CCC's Anti-Racism Study Group to anyone motivated to learn about the history and ongoing impact of racism. The assigned materials were carefully selected and effectively covered a wide variety of relevant topics. The reflections of my fellow participants provided valuable perspectives on how to become an effective anti-racist."
"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."