A live, interactive online workshop that looks at how people can work for racial justice in your organization by:
- Identifying and exploring the characteristics of white organizational culture
- Understanding how white organizational culture operates in your organization
- Exploring remedies to help replace white organizational culture with multiracial, anti-racist culture and to heal and repair the negative impact of white organizational culture on your organization
- Transforming your organization to be anti-racist, diverse, equitable and inclusive
Moving toward an Anti-Racist Multiracial Organization
Many professionals and organizations know something about “white privilege,” and maybe “structural racism,” but fail to recognize how their organizational culture embodies white cultural values, practices, norms, and expectations. What appears to be “business as usual” and “the way things are” actually reflects unexamined white cultural values which are often problematic and limiting. Learning what this means and what to do about it are key skills in light of the persistence of white organizational culture.
The workshop uses an explicitly anti-racist frame, rather than a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) perspective. DEI broadly outlines the efforts an institution takes to create a more welcoming environment for people of less-privileged identities. Anti-racism focuses on being actively conscious of race and racism, and taking action to end racial inequities. This includes challenging systemic racial oppression manifested in our organizations and institutions.
Our task in this workshop is to explore transforming white organizational culture by decentering whiteness and centering an anti-racist multiracial culture.
The workshop uses didactic presentation, and both small and large group discussion. All sessions are videorecorded, and recordings are shared with registered participants.