Measuring Racial Equity: A Groundwater Approach

March 20, 2019 @ 6:00PM — March 21, 2019 @ 3:00PM

Join with community stakeholders and civic leaders for deep dive training led by the Racial Equity Institute of Greensboro, NC. The intensive presentation on historical, institutional and systemic racism challenge deeply-held assumptions and reveal—with sobering clarity—the devastating impacts of persistent racial inequality on our nation's most marginalized populations.

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3 hour workshop- Free
Ohio University
Grosvenor Hall
16 W. Green Drive
Athens, OH 45701
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
6:00-9:00 p.m.

Deep Dive Training - $50
Stuart's Opera House
52 Public Square
Nelsonville, OH 45764
Wednesday, March 21, 2019
9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Lunch Included

Race remains an important indicator of well-being in US society. When other factors that are cited as the probable reasons for health or social problems (e.g., income, education, parent involvement, access to health insurance, etc.) are controlled for in statistical analyses, race remains an important, independent predictor of health, social, education, criminal justice and other outcomes. Groundwater will build your capacity and knowledge of racial inequities and disparities within our society.

This workshop helps participants become clear on how race and racism have been constructed in the US and how ideas about racism live in our unconscious minds and social structures even 50 years after the successes of the Civil Rights movement.

This workshop is important for people of color and white people who are committed to eliminating racism. It provides an analysis that helps participants gain clarity about how racism is organized and how to work to disrupt its powerful influence.

Expected Outcomes:

  • Participants gain an understanding of the imperative of eliminating racism
  • Participants have a better working knowledge of race and racism, its history and legacy today
  • Participants have a common language to assist in having more productive dialogue
  • Participants have an introduction to the ways they have internalized constructed oppression
  • Participants have knowledge and resources to continue learning