So You Want to be Anti-Racist? - Online Course
Classes for Adults / Community Engagement -
Winter 2023 - Adult
For anyone looking to deepen their understanding of what it means to be anti-racist. Participants are given tools to engage in uncomfortable conversations, develop their racial literacy, and begin to unpack how race operates in their everyday lives often without consent and/or acknowledgement, all the while building the muscles to move into action! No class Feb 16.
This class uses the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux.
Please see your Registration Confirmation email for your online meeting information and more information on joining meetings.
The HOPE Speaks Project began as an idea by two educators and moms who were struggling to engage their own young children in meaningful conversations about race and racism.
Through their own racial journeys and continual growth, co-founders, Kristen Pehl and Meghan Malone recognized the power of silence in maintaining the status quo and how well-intentioned white people sustain racist systems of oppression while believing in their innocence.
Inspired by the quote “Hope will never be silent” by human rights activist Harvey Milk, Kristen and Meghan were determined to begin an essential dialogue on the impact of race and racism using a family centered approach.
The goal was for families to engage with one another in honest, open, personal, and engaged (HOPE) conversations that would build the muscle to sit in discomfort and lead to collective actions that would disrupt the policies and practices that perpetuate systemic racism.