Learning about race is a life-long journey.
Talking about race, racism and anti-racism is hard. In our classes, we provide a structured and facilitated space for you to learn about race, racism, and anti-racism.
We offer clear language and definitions so that we can have dialogues about an often triggering topic.
We provide self-reflection and analytical tools to understand how racism operates in us and in the world.
We build trusting relationships that can sustain difficult conversations about race.
We create communities of learners able to support each other on our racial justice journeys.
START THE JOURNEY
This introductory 6-week course is for educators and parenting adults interested in learning how to talk about race and racism with young people. While we focus on schools primarily, this course is relevant for individuals and organizations looking for anti-racism training. This course focuses on raising your awareness about race and racism and provides concrete tools to support and empower you to engage in dialogues about race and to take inspired anti-racist action.
CONTINUE THE JOURNEY
In this intermediate level course, we delve into race theory covering topics such as racial identity development, critical whiteness studies, racial triangulation and intersectionality. We also study the history of the construction of race and consider the role that visionary science fiction might play in the literary lives of youth. This course is less focused on pedagogy and tool building and more on building your race theory knowledge.
This intermediate course is for K12 teachers interested in using an Intergroup Dialogue model in their classrooms. Educational research shows that the use of Intergroup Dialogue pedagogy in classrooms has a positive impact on students’ academic and socio-emotional learning. Moreover, research indicates a correlation between Intergroup Dialogue practices and reduced stereotypes, prejudices and biases. This course teaches educators the four stages of the Intergroup Dialogue model, increases their facilitation skills, and provides practice in using this model.
The Community of Reflective Practice course is a support community for those who want a space to meet regularly to talk about their anti-racism efforts. This space provides tools and support for on-going racial justice action.
LEAD THE JOURNEY
This is an advanced course for those who have taken our introductory course and at least one intermediate course (or those who have a lot of experience facilitating dialogues about race and want to learn more). In this course, we prepare, support and empower you to teach others about race, racism and anti-racism. We provide tools, strategies, language, resources, practice and confidence for facilitators and educators to talk and teach about race, racism and anti-racism.
COURSES FOR YOUTH
Let’s Talk About Race for Youth is a six-week course for high school students to raise their awareness about race, racism and racial justice. This course will provide students a supportive and structured space to engage in dialogues about difficult topics related to race and schooling.