ACT for Alexandria

The Roots - Unpacking Race & Racism in Everyday Terms

This workshop will be presented on two dates - Friday, December 18 from 10am - 1pm and Monday, January 25 from 10am - 1pm. Please select the date you would like to attend. A link to the Zoom webinar will be shared prior to the event.
This session is presented by the Equity Through Action and sponsored by Dyson Capital.
In this virtual webinar, we will explore key concepts to help participants develop and enhance their understanding of race and racism as constructs and how these constructs are used as structural and societal barriers. Participants will be introduced to the historical, cultural and operational analysis of racism. Additionally, this session will examine how individuals are socialized in racialized environments and how identity influences responses to benefits and consequences of racial-cultural social systems. Participants will be provided with a review of key racial equity grounding terms to aid in their understanding.
Topic Overview will include:
  • A (condensed) History of the Native people of the United States
  • The Construction of Race
  • The History of Slavery & Reconstruction
  • Legal Segregation
  • 1964 - Present Civil Rights
  • Grounding Definitions & Everyday Terms
  • Racial Equity Habit Building Blocks Activity
Program Resources and Handouts