Marquette University faculty, staff, and administrators are invited to join staff from the YWCA of Southeast Wisconsin for the spring session of “Unlearning Racism.” This is a program designed to develop individual capacity to discuss and address issues of racism.
The “Unlearning Racism” spring series will take place on Wednesdays from Jan. 19 to Feb. 23, from 10 a.m. to noon. All sessions will be virtual.
Over the course of six 2-hour sessions, the program seeks to help participants gain knowledge and understanding of:
- Implicit bias
- The historical implications of race
- The role of economic disparity in housing segregation
- The meaning of whiteness and internalized racism
The intended outcome of the program is that individuals will 1) foster a personal commitment to address racism; and 2) become equipped with tools to imagine and build richer relationships across racial differences.
An additional session, “An Indigenous Perspective to Unlearning Racism” will be offered as part of this series. This module is an opportunity to introduce participants to Indigenous peoples and thoughtfully fill in gaps of (mis)understanding around their identities, histories, sovereignty and cultures.
Participation is limited. Participants are asked to commit to the full six-session series:
- Wednesday, Jan. 19
- Wednesday, Jan. 26
- Wednesday, Feb. 2
- Wednesday, Feb. 9
- Wednesday, Feb. 16
- Wednesday, Feb. 23