The Anti-Racism Project seeks to educate participants about how institutionalized racism, internalized racism and white privilege feed oppression. This communal experience will culminate in the development of concrete social action plans for racial justice. The Anti-Racism Project is meant to be life-changing: transforming community members into dedicated social change activists working to create a society that is truly egalitarian.
After recent racist incidents in our own community, mirroring the rise in hate crimes and hate speech throughout the nation, various groups saw the need to create an open dialogue confronting racism. The Anti-Racism Project was created in response to the recognition that systemic racism, which has been so entrenched in our history, continues to have a tremendous negative impact.
The Project offers our community a way to examine this crucial and persistent issue. Working with trained facilitators and a well designed curriculum, drawn from a variety of sources, participants will engage in interactive experiences to examine the realities of institutionalized racism, internalized racism and white privilege, and understand how they feed ongoing racial injustice.
Our eight meetings over a period of three months will be designed so that all participants have a voice as we respond to the program materials and share our own life experiences. Ultimately, participants will be encouraged to develop and implement social action plans.
The experience promises to have a profound impact, which can be personally and socially transformative. We invite you to join us in this important work.
Working with trained volunteer facilitators, participants within each group will engage in interactive activities, discussions and readings. Participants will be asked to make a commitment to attend all eight two-hour sessions which will take place over a three-month period. The final session will bring together all of the groups in a social setting where we can share our personal action plans for racial justice.
To sign up to be a participant in the Anti-Racism Project please click on the link below and fill out the form:
The Anti-Racism Project provided an amazing opportunity to get together with diverse members of my community to learn about and discuss a tough subject. There simply aren't many opportunities to look race and racism squarely in the eye and understand one's place in it and learn how to improve and address anti-racism. It's a great start to making a difference in the community and addressing racism in its many forms. Thank you to the hard-working team of volunteers who created the curriculum and brought it into our community. Thank you for lighting the light! ~ Janet L.
RaisingVoicesUSA, Hispanic Brotherhood of Rockville Centre, Central Synagogue-Beth Emeth, United Church of Rockville Centre, and Sisterhood of CSBE.
Some of these organizations have generously provided us with minimal start-up funding.
Although we anticipate additional supporting organizations we would greatly appreciate your support through our gofundme link.
With gratitude to Cultural Bridges to Justice for permitting us to use many of their materials.
Please feel free to reach out with any comments, concerns or questions. For answers to FAQs, please click the link at the bottom of the page.