Challenging Racism Workshops
Starts October 24, 2016, 7:00-9:30 p.m. - Hunter Building Room 205
A free discussion group for Rock Spring members, and others who are interested. Advance registration is required and attendance at all sessions is strongly encouraged.
Americans are talking about race in a new way... but it is not always easy. To help, Arlington Public Schools (APS) has been sponsoring yearlong Challenging Racism: Learning How workshops for parents since 2004. The workshops provide a parallel experience to the teacher/staff Conversations About Race and Equity (part of the APS effort to close the achievement gaps). Through reading, stories, activities and conversation, participants learn to work effectively in cross-cultural situations. These conversations encourage a basic understanding of racism, institutional racism, White privilege, the roots of racism, and its modern manifestations around us. Each of the 11 sessions builds concrete skills for engaging in challenging conversations related to race, second language and other forms of bias.
One Arlingtonian who recently participated said, “It will challenge and focus you in such a positive way. You will feel energized by what you learn.”
Rock Springers are especially encouraged to take part in Challenging Racism: Learning How because it is taking place at Rock Spring. (However, registration is NOT limited to church members. All adults are welcome.) Register and for more details, videos, testimonials and more information are online at www.ChallengingRacism.org
Challenging Racism @ Rock Spring Session Dates
Snow Date 4/3/17
To learn more contact:
Marty Swaim, 703-525-3472