Unpacking Racism for Action is a thought-provoking series of educational programs offered by the National Civil Rights Museum to deepen the awareness and understanding of the many manifestations of racism by examining how racism, implicit bias, and the ideology of whiteness impact human relationships across society.
Through targeted program offerings, Unpacking Racism for Action participants will:
Thursday, February 23, 2023
This edition is designed to orient and acquaint cohort members to the program. To begin building a strong learning community, cohort members will participate in a guided tour and post-tour debrief, identify, and commit to learning goals, and explore key topics addressed throughout the series.
Thursday, March 9, 2023
As we wrestle with the historical context of racial inequity in America and are confronted with the effects of racism in society today, it can be hard to believe that all Americans, regardless of the color of their skin, have a seat at the table. This edition explores how structural and institutional racism have perpetuated disadvantages for racialized people in America and permeates all aspects of our lives.
Thursday, April 13, 2023
We often think of racism on an individual and interpersonal level. Individual beliefs and attitudes towards specific racial groups have large implications on the way society views and treats people of color. These attitudes and perceptions are often shaped by implicit bias and can produce discriminatory judgments, decisions, and behaviors. This session explores individual and interpersonal racism and the damaging impact of implicit bias and microaggressions.
Thursday, May 11, 2023
What is the unseen impact of racism on white people? This edition explores the effect of racism on white people by examining the ideology of whiteness, the dynamics of white supremacy and white privilege, and the risks of white fragility.
Thursday, June 8, 2023
The dominant conversation on race in America has historically focused on the relationship between black and white people. The changing demography of the U.S. requires us to examine the experiences of all people of color in the fight for racial equity. This edition examines the concept of intersectionality by exploring the racial and ethnic experiences of BIPOC communities.
Thursday, July 13, 2023
Is it realistic to believe we can exist in a post-racial society, free of prejudice and discrimination? Can we work together to eradicate inequities that impact BIPOC communities and level the playing field for all people? In this final edition, we examine various approaches and tools used to achieve racial equity.
Connect with us to learn how Unpacking Racism for Action can enhance your ability to confront racism and advocate for racial equity.