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April 2019 Learning Community:

Topic: A Commitment to Anti-Oppression and Addressing Racial Bias & White Fragility in the Workplace

Meeting Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2018
Presenter: Merrique Jenson
Meeting Time: 8:30 – 10:30 AM
Meeting Location:  Metropolitan Community College - Penn Valley, Education Center, Room EC19. 

This initial conversations provides participants an opportunity to be build a shared, common language to discuss individual identities and address anti-oppression and racial bias in the workplace, specifically in the non-profit sector supporting clients with competing needs. Staff will discuss common ways white supremacist culture plays out in nonprofit agencies, between staff and clients, and dive into a discussion about racism and white fragility in the workplace. This conversation will teach an introductory lesson on the matrix of oppression, common racial biases and will explore ways white people can shift their personal actions from being actors to accomplices in the movement for diversity, inclusion and racial equity. Participants will process in large and small groups, engage in role play scenarios, learn from applicable tools.

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
1.​ Identify personal action steps to discuss and further understand their agencies racial equity culture
2.​ Use local resources for further growth and support
3.​ Identify their workplace needs to explore further conversations around anti-oppression and racial bias.

8:30 AM: Light breakfast and informal networking
8:45 AM: Introduction of each Learning Community participant 
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM: Presentation and discussion



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