The Anti-Racism Project seeks to educate participants about how institutionalized racism, internalized racism and white privilege feed oppression. This communal experience culminates in the hope that participants will go on to develop their own 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.
While we acknowledge that hate takes many forms and affects many communities, our Project focuses solely on racism as defined by skin color.
The Project offers participants ways to examine the crucial and persistent issue of racism. Working with facilitators and a well- designed curriculum, drawn from a variety of sources, participants engage in interactive experiences to examine the realities of institutionalized racism, internalized racism, white privilege, racial microaggressions and the myths of immigration in order to understand how they feed ongoing racial injustice. We recognize that participants enter this work with varying levels of knowledge and we strive to offer a brave space for everyone regardless of where they are on their journey.
We offer an eight-week course, mini-workshops and professional development classes. Our eight-week course over a period of two-to-three months is designed so that all participants have a voice as we respond to the program materials and share our own life experiences. Ultimately, participants are encouraged to work toward developing their own personal social action plans. The experience has proven to have a profound impact, which can be transformative.
Our 1.5 -2 hour mini-workshops explore such topics as racial microaggressions, white privilege, an abridged history of racism in the United States, mass incarceration, the "talk", and allyship.
Our professional development classes, which cover similar topics are designed to meet the needs of educators.
The mini-workshops and P.D. classes are designed to encourage participants to think about these issues. It is our hope that participants will consider a more in-depth exploration by enrolling in our eight-week course.
No matter which path you choose, we invite you to join us in this important work.
More about our free eight-week course
Working with a diverse group of trained volunteer facilitators, participants 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.
To sign up to be a participant in the Anti-Racism Project please click on the link below and fill out the form:
This is one of the best and most informative projects I have attended. In addition to the excellent education on racism, white privilege and ways to challenge the resultant inequities, concrete suggestions on becoming an anti-racist and an effective ally were provided. Excellent Project! ~Sandi L.
This opened my eyes to the problem we have in the world with racism. ~ Susan K.
This should be mandatory for EVERYONE.
RaisingVoicesUSA, Hispanic Brotherhood of Rockville Centre, Central Synagogue-Beth Emeth, United Church of Rockville Centre, and Sisterhood of CSBE have generously provided us with either minimal start-up funding and/or support.
In order to continue our work and to keep our eight-week course free of charge, 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.