The C.A.R.E. workshops are a key component of the university's journey to a fully inclusive, multicultural, anti-racist institution. Overwhelmingly students, faculty and community participants tell us this is one of the best workshops they have ever attended because the workshops are relevant, engaging, informational, comfortable and eye opening! The workshop experience is comprehensive and carefully designed to include hands-on activities and interactive small and large group discussions.
During the Understanding Racism and Anti-Racist Organizing Workshop the facilitators and participants unpack the definition of racial justice and racism; explore systemic power; compare the dynamics of access and control; examine power and privilege; and analyze the continuum of systemic change and institutional transformation.
In the Cultural Proficiency: Exploring and Understanding the Intersections of Culture and Race Workshop participants will explore the unique power dynamics of culture and race. The workshop will provide clear definitions and examples of cultural racism and socialization. Participants explore the dynamics of cultural destructiveness, cultural incapacity, color-blindness, and cultural competence. This workshop includes tools for assessing individual and institutional cultural proficiency.
The Understanding and Dismantling Racism is an intensive two and one half day graduate level seminar facilitated by the Minnesota Collaborative Anti-Racism Initiative. The overall purpose of this seminar is to facilitate an in-depth exploration of the social processes that racialized individuals, institutions and culture in American society. Facilitators will use a variety of participative exercises that will relate the analysis to personal and professional experience and will shape a vision of anti-racist multicultural diversity. (This seminar is a pre-requisite for the Anti-Racist Pedagogy across the Curriculum Workshop for faculty.)
The Anti-Racist Pedagogy across the Curriculum Workshop (ARPAC) is an award-winning workshop and a series of follow-up working sessions organized in collaboration between the Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) and the Community anti-Racism Education (CARE) Initiative. The purpose of ARPAC is to provide intensive training for faculty to learn how to incorporate anti-racist pedagogy into courses across disciplines and across campus. ARPAC is also designed to build a community of anti-racist educators. ARPAC takes place during the summer semester, is divided into two parts over a period of two weeks. The first part is a three day workshop, a graduate level Dismantling Racism workshop that expands the definitions of racism, explores the three expressions of racism and presents strategies to dismantle racism. The second part is a four-day workshop conducted by Dr. Emily Drew and Dr. Victor Rodriguez, two nationally recognized anti-racism educators. This section focuses on how racism and racialization occurs in higher education; what anti-racist critical pedagogy is; anti-racism efforts in higher education and our specific institutions; and racial and ethnic issues within our disciplines. Since anti racism organizing is a long-term project, follow-up meetings are scheduled during the subsequent semesters to provide ongoing support for faculty. The three day Dismantling Racism Seminar is a required pre-requisite. Faculty should arrange their schedule so they are present for the entire seven days.
Registration – To register for a workshop select the date you would like to attend then click on employee, student or community member. Complete the registration form and submit. You will receive a confirmation via e-mail. Participants should arrange their schedules so they can be present for the entire workshop. Beverages and a light snack will be provided.
2014-15 Schedule of Workshops
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 (FULL)
12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Understanding Racism and Anti-Racism Organizing
Glacier North, Atwood Center
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 (FULL)
4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Understanding Racism and Anti-Racism Organizing
Alumni Room, Atwood Center