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Anti-Racism Training is Available this August on Zoom

"The end is reconciliation; the end is redemption; the end is the creation of the Beloved Community. It is this type of spirit and this type of love that can transform opponents into friends...It is this love which will bring about miracles in the hearts of men." Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey Anti-Racism Ministry
Aug. 3, 2021

TRENTON, N.J., Aug. 3, 2021 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey Anti-Racism Ministry invites you to participate in 20 hours of online Anti-Racism Training streamed to your computer, tablet or mobile phone. One needn't be Episcopalian to participate. ALL ARE WELCOME to enroll.
Before the pandemic, when the course was an in-person workshop, there may have been a dozen participants at any given time. But since the lockdown last year, hundreds of people have dialed in and logged on, coming to terms with the legacy of American racism.

The training takes a historical approach to help participants understand systemic racism and empower them to confront and organize against racism, inequality, and injustice.

"What we don't know (and have taken few opportunities to discover) about U.S. history and society is shocking and horrifying; the information is out there, yet we have remained disturbingly ignorant." -- a recent (white) participant of anti-racism training

The course strives to bring people of all backgrounds together- black, Hispanic, native American, Asian, as well as white people- from as many diverse groups as possible, in an effort to minimize our differences, while increasing our understanding of the many issues that exist. Meaningful dialogue between all groups is essential to improve the relationships between one another.

Lecture and discussion topics include "What is Race?," "Systemic Racism and White Privilege," "Internalized Racism," "The Role of the Church," "Settler Colonialism," "Racism in Immigration and Naturalization Legislation," and "The Prison Industrial Complex."

The training begins on August 20th, 2021 with a Zoom videoconference session to introduce participants and instructors, schedule and program layout, requirements to receive a certificate at the end of the course and opening exercises.

Each subsequent day through September 17, 2021, participants will be presented with recorded lessons, lectures, and live, interactive discussions via Zoom and Moodle, an online training platform. Participation is required in five Friday Zoom group meetings:

  • August 20th, 7:00 to 9:00 PM
  • August 27th, 7:00 to 9:00 PM
  • September 3rd, 7:00 to 9:00 PM
  • September 10th 7:00- 9:00 PM
  • September 17th 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Followed by a debriefing session October 15th at 7PM. Register for the course by August 14th ($100 fee). If you have questions, please contact Noreen.duncan@att.net or Tmoore12@comcast.net

SOURCE Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey Anti-Racism Ministry

CONTACT: Noreen.duncan@att.net; Tmoore12@comcast.net