OAR 3-Month Virtual Anti-Racist Racial Justice Cohort

OAR is launching three-month virtual cohorts including a curriculum focusing on racial justice. The first cohort will be held from September 2020 – November 2020, the second from January 2021 – March 2021, and the third from April 2021 – June 2021. In order to participate in these virtual cohorts, you must have a working computer/laptop device with a video camera. If you are interested in participating in one of these cohorts, please fill out the application below. Space is limited to up to 25 people per cohort. If you are chosen to participate in one of the cohorts, the date and time, as well as  a payment invoice will be provided to you. If you need to cancel or request a refund, please read OAR’s refund/cancellation policy here. Please be sure to select your preferred starting months for the virtual cohort rank them below. If you would like more information, please email racialequity@oaronline.org.

About OAR’s 3-Month Virtual Anti-Racist Racial Justice Cohort

Cohort participants will engage in formal learnings and conversations to analyze, confront, and address the racial patterns that are embedded in our lives and that are all too readily accepted as the norm. Topics will include the history of racism; the impact of vocabulary and language; racial superiority/inferiority; white fragility; white energy; the conditioning of People of Color; and the weathering that the latter experience as they face racism on a daily basis or raise their voices to challenge white supremacy. The cohorts will be a place where individuals will explore their beliefs and day to day behaviors. Cohort groups will likely meet virtually once or twice a week for 2-to-4-hour sessions over the three months of the program. If you are chosen to participate in one of the cohorts, the date and time, as well as a payment invoice will be provided to you. Some topics will be discussed by the full cohort while others will be examined in separate affinity groups for People of Color and White People. Each cohort will include members, both People of Color with lived experience of racism and White People (who own the responsibility for and must play a key role in, dismantling racism in our community and country). Facilitators will include OAR team members (80% of whom are People of Color and all of whom have completed other intensive anti-racism training programs) as well as possibly paid “guest speakers” from other racial justice organizations in our area.  The agenda may be fluid depending on what the cohort needs the most. Cohort participants should expect to be challenged and called-in. Encouraged readings prior to the cohort: So You Want To Talk About Race and White Fragility.

Virtual Racial Justice Cohort Dates

-September – November 2020 (weekdays during business hours)

-September – November 2020 (weekends and evenings)

-January – March 2021 (weekdays during business hours)

-January – March 2021 (weekends and evenings)

-April – June 2021 (weekdays during business hours)

-April – June 2021 (weekends and evenings)

Payment Information

Paying participants help provide scholarships for individuals formerly incarcerated and personnel (sworn and civilian) in Law Enforcement, Corrections, Court and Judicial Services, Fire and Rescue, Public Safety Communications and Emergency Management

-Individual paid by corporate: $1,000.00

-Individual paid by nonprofit/government agency/faith community: $750.00 *groups between 5-9 individuals receive 20% discount and groups of 10+ receive a discounted rate of $500/person. The organization can pay in advance and the members can apply to attend any cohorts*

-Individual paid by community member: $500.00

-All personnel (sworn and civilian) in Law Enforcement, Corrections, Court and Judicial Services, Fire and Rescue, Public Safety Communications and Emergency Management: Free

-Individuals Formerly Incarcerated: Free

-Scholarship Needed *please see text box at the bottom of the application*

Click here to view OAR’s refund/cancellation policy 

Please fill in the form below to participate in one of OAR’s 3-month virtual racial justice cohorts or call us at 703-228-7030. 

You will receive a confirmation email shortly after you have registered successfully! If you have not received your confirmation email in your inbox, please also check your “Spam” or “Junk” inbox as well. Questions or concerns? Contact racialequity@oaronline.org