OAR 3-Month Virtual Anti-Racism and Racial Justice Cohort (April-June 2021 Evening Cohort Participant Registration Only)
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 a week for 3-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 Date
-April – June 2021 (weekdays, during evening hours TBD)
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*
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