Acknowledging your Racism

In this course we deepen participants understanding of systemic racism and the spectrum of privilege. It challenges the participants to examine their behaviours and take close looks at some of the views they have held since a very young age, e.g. this area is a “bad” area, because it has a high proportion of black/brown people living in it, or that young black men in tracksuits are “thugs”. We think about where these messages come from and how people are indoctrinated by the media.

Course Category

Inclusion

Team Building

Leadership

Emotional needs

Description

In this course we deepen participants understanding of systemic racism and the spectrum of privilege. It challenges the participants to examine their behaviours and take close looks at some of the views they have held since a very young age, e.g. this area is a “bad” area, because it has a high proportion of black/brown people living in it, or that young black men in tracksuits are “thugs”. We think about where these messages come from and how people are indoctrinated by the media. 

We explore the reasons why white people are so defensive when it comes to talking about race. We discuss having racial biases and the implications of them, such as unconsciously insulting people around us in the workplace. When we become aware of how our behaviours can affect people, we then look for solutions. 

The course is designed for groups of professionals to come together as a team to try and take responsibility for the racism that goes on in their workplace – empowering the leadership to have difficult conversations with team members and create a paradigm shift across the entire organisation. 

Please come with an open mind, and you might be surprised at what you find out. We are striving for a world where racism is an open conversation and not a topic that we shy away from. 

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

    1. Confront their own racism and unconscious biases 
    2. Become aware of the ways they treat people differently based on race 
    3. Think about practical changes they can make in their workplaces 

Who Is It For?

  • Leadership teams seeking guidance and reflection 
  • Educators who want to get it right 
  • People who have had not had much contact with people outside their own race
  • People who believe they are “not racist” 

Course Content

  • Background – brief history of systemic racism 
  • Racism as a binary – the problem with thinking only “bad” people can be racist 
  • Trust – how do we feel around people we don’t trust?  
  • Difference – how do we act when we feel different? 
  • What do Good Manners look like around people of different cultures? 
  • What does Good Allyship look like in the workplace? 
  • Why don’t we talk about race? 
  • What does your race mean to you? 
  • Examining our privilege – activity 
  • Interracial friendship video
  • Visioning – what does the ideal workplace look like? 
  • Setting Actions – what achievable actions can we set to bring us closer to our dream future? 

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