The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion will offer a summer session of the Unlearning Racism Workshop on campus. Sessions will take place Wednesdays, June 19, 26, and Wednesdays, July 10, 17, and 24, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the AMU.
Students, faculty, staff and administrators are invited to join Dr. Martha Barry, racial justice director of the YWCA of Southeast Wisconsin, in this five-part series to develop individual capacity to discuss and address issues of racism.
The program seeks to provide knowledge, build meaningful relationships and foster personal commitment to address racism. Participants will gain 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, and will become equipped with tools to imagine and build richer relationships across racial differences.
Registration is available online. Participation will be limited to 40, and participants must commit to attending all five sessions
With questions, contact Dr. William Welburn, vice president for inclusive excellence, or Jacki Black, associate director for Hispanic initiatives.