Learn about racism in its institutional and structural forms: attend a Racial Equity Insitute (REI) session! Based here in Greensboro, REI facilitates two main programs: a three-hour Groundwater Presentation and a two-day Phase One workshop. Both are being offered over Zoom and in person.

The Groundwater Presentation is an introduction to racial equity, using stories and data to present a perspective that racism is fundamentally structural in nature. The Groundwater metaphor is designed to help participants internalize the reality that we live in a racially structured society, and that that is what causes racial inequity.

The Phase One is designed to develop the capacity of participants to better understand racism in its institutional and structural forms. Moving away from a focus on personal bigotry and bias, this workshop presents a historical, cultural, and structural analysis of racism. With shared language and a clearer understanding of how institutions and systems are producing unjust and inequitable outcomes, participants should leave the training better equipped to begin to work for change.

Fees to attend vary based on who is hosting the workshop. For participants that might need financial assistance, a good bet is to go with sessions hosted by the Partnership Project, based here in Greensboro.

Below is more information including how to register:

Groundwater Sessions

May 8, 9am-12pm, online
May 20, 9am-12pm, in-person in Burlington
May 26, 1pm- 4pm, online
June 5, 9am-12pm, online
June 28, 1-4pm, online

Phase 1 Workshops

May 15-16, 9am-5pm, in-person in Winston Salem
May 24-25, 9am-5pm, online, hosted by the Partnership Project
May 30-31, 9am-5pm, online
June 12-13, 9am-5pm, in-person in Durham, hosted by Organizing Against Racism
June 20-21, 9am-5pm, online
June 23-24, 9am-5pm, online, hosted by the Partnership Project
June 26-27, 9am-5pm, online

More opportunities!