Examining Our Own Racism
- Saturday, October 7, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Grand Rapids (
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) lunch provided.
This training fulfills Episcopal healing racism training requirement required by parish leaders. Cost is $20.
This workshop examines how and why racism persists in spite of the legal changes and integration that have happened in the last 50 years. Racism and other forms of discrimination have become less recognizable, embedded both in the structure of our society and in our unconscious biases. During the workshop we examine our own biases and role in the maintenance of a system of advantages and disadvantages based on racial and ethnic identities. Come prepared to engage in a dialogue with your fellow participants!
The workshop is led by Dr. Ulana Klymyshyn and Dr. Cedric Taylor. Dr. Klymyshyn teaches "Racism and discrimination in America through dialogue" at Central Michigan University. She directed the Office of Diversity Education there from 1986 to 2012; part of her duties included developing and facilitating diversity training mainly for staff and faculty.
Dr. Cedric Taylor is an assistant professor at Central Michigan University, where he teaches "Racism and Inequality" in the departments of Sociology, anthropology and social work. Dr. Taylor is also exploring using art and video to teach about social problems.