Anti-Racism Training Part 2: Critical Cultural Competency

Saturday, September 19, 2020, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

To meet the canonical requirements for 14 hours of anti-racism training, there will be two, all-day trainings offered for the diocese of CA. This training is first for those who are in the ordination process or who are running for diocesan office. Space is limited. However, this training is important, and we do encourage anyone to take it who thinks it will beneficial for their work in the church. Both trainings are required for the canonical requirement of 14 hours of anti-racism training, but individuals not seeking to fill a requirement may sign up for just one training.

The Critical Cultural Competency workshop is built on the premise that US society has a dominant set of norms, values, and ways of life. This dominant culture establishes the rules and laws by which all people and their ways of life are measured, resulting in a society with unjust power dynamics based on socially constructed identities such as race, class, gender, sexuality, and ability.
The workshop will examine the ways that US society values and advantages some groups while devaluing and disadvantaging other groups based on socially defined categories. The workshop will explore how people within institutions can begin to create new institutional culture by rooting their structure and organizational lifeways in a set of anti-oppressive, transformational values.

Cost: $25

All training provided by Crossroads.  Recognizing that racism goes beyond personal prejudice, Crossroads offers a distinctive Power Analysis of how racism functions in institutions and offers tools to create antiracist transformation.
Amy Cook