Stakeholders Introduction to Undoing Racism Workshop

Stakeholders Introduction to Undoing Racism Workshop

By Sharon Owens - HHSC - CEDD Disproportionality & Disparities Specialist

 

 

 

Stakeholders Introduction to UndoingRacism Workshop” was held at One AISD on May 11, 2012. The introductoryworkshop is a first experience to the full two and one-half day workshop whichfocuses on understanding what racism is, where it comes from, how it functions,why it persists and how it can be undone. The curriculum is rooted in thespecific and fundamental principles of Undoing Racism, Learning from History,Sharing Culture, Developing Leadership, Maintaining Accountability, Networking,Analyzing Power, Gatekeeping, Undoing Internalized Racial Oppression, andIdentifying and Analyzing Manifestations of Racism. Approximately 38 participants werepresent during this full day workshop, including city, county and governmentalagencies, business and community leaders.{{more}} TheIntroduction to Undoing Racism was hosted in Abilene by the Center forElimination of Disproportionality & Disparities , Abilene IndependentSchool District , and the Michael Redden, President of New Horizons, Inc. Photo by Alan CopelandCitizens United Against Disproportionality. The workshop was facilitated by two members and trainers from thePeople’s Institute for Survival and Beyond , whose headquarters is inNew Orleans . The People’s Institute is conducting this training all over theUnited States . The Abilene workshop was funded by the Community Foundation ofAbilene, and several of that agencies staff participated in the training. Plansare underway for the full two and one-half day workshop. Joyce James and Joe Barnt discussing a drawing from one of the training components call “The Power Analysis.” Photo by Sienna Miller Monica Walker ; Odis Dolton, Assistant Director of Finance for the City of Abilene; Bit Whitaker, Regional Director for Children’s Protective Services; Sharon Owens, Disproportionality & Disparities Specialist for the Health & Human Services Center for the HHSC – CEDD; and Joe Barnt . Photo by Alan Copeland