Marquette students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in a unique personal development opportunity called “Unlearning Racism.” Dr. Martha Barry, racial justice director of the YWCA of Southeast Wisconsin, will lead the series.
The goal of the program is for participants to develop individual capacities to discuss and address issues of racism. Over the course of five two-hour sessions, attendees will engage in exercises, listening pairs and discussions—gaining an understanding of implicit bias, the historical implications of race, the role of economic disparity in housing segregation, and the meaning of whiteness and internalized racism. The intended outcome is that participants are able to foster a personal commitment to address racism and become equipped with tools to imagine and build richer relationships across racial differences.
There is limited space in the program, therefore participants will be asked to commit to the five-part series in full.
Faculty/staff sessions will take place on Tuesdays from Feb. 5 to March 5 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Register online.
Student sessions will take place on Tuesdays from Feb. 5 to March 5 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and will include a light dinner. Register online.
With questions, contact Dr. William Welburn, vice president for inclusive excellence, or Jacki Black, associate director for Hispanic initiatives.
This workshop series is made possible by funding through Beyond Boundaries, Marquette University’s strategic plan, and is sponsored by the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion. There is also an Unlearning Racism workshop series available to the University Leadership Council.