The Learning Lab Program Description
The Racial Equity Learning Lab will include two foundational workshops and two learning labs that integrate five key learning objectives into every convening. Additional reading and post-workshop assignments will also be included. The Lab will have two segments:
Power, Privilege & Responsibility: leaders will explore their relationship to power and privilege, abuse of power, and historical oppression within white-led systems and organizations. We will examine how race’s social construction has contributed to adverse outcomes for marginalized and historically disenfranchised communities of color. Participants learn to develop racial stamina to be effective allies in racial justice work. Understanding that we did not choose this system, we recognize that we are responsible for addressing it within our systems and organizations.
Introduction to Organizational Cultural Responsiveness: Participants will have courageous conversations about the systemic impacts of racism and the perpetuation of inequities affecting marginalized, vulnerable, and historically disenfranchised communities of color. Content focuses on building a baseline of factors that can promote or negate the role of racial equity and cultural responsiveness in strengthening services and outcomes for BIPOC people.
Each workshop will be followed by a learning lab session to develop individualized organizational plans to implement actions to address inequities.