Fall Anti-Racism Workshop to Examine Legacy of Slavery

Contributed by: Canon Karen Moore and Carrie Hayes, Anti-Racism Commission

Canon Karen Moore and Carrie Hayes of the Anti-Racism Commission

Anti-Racism Training Schedule Updated for Fall 2023

“It’s usually the deniers of this that are actually opposed to anti-racism training”—Anti-Racism Commission team member

The reason that the Anti-Racism Commission continues to hold our workshops and our trainings is to give people an idea of how the legacy of slavery still impacts everybody in this country. 

The Anti-Racism Commission of the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey invites you to enroll in its 20-hour online Anti-Racism Training. The training consists of five consecutive Tuesday evening two-hour Zoom sessions, a self-study program in between the Tuesday meetings, and a follow-up session four weeks later. The session costs $100 per person.

The next training session begins on April 21.

Fall 2023 Session: September 22, September 29, October 6, October 13, and October 20 with a follow-up session on November 17.

Click here to register for the Fall Session of the Anti-Racism Training.

The training course is led by members of the Anti-Racism Training Team. Each week leading up to the Tuesday Zoom session, participants will complete online self-study lessons that take roughly two hours per day to complete at times that fit your schedule. The material consists of recorded lectures, videos, and articles that provide you with a historical overview of systemic racism in America to help you understand its impact on society and on individual lives. Participants must attend all sessions to earn a Certificate of Completion.

The Anti-Racism Commission is a group of dedicated anti-racists who are working to help dismantle systemic racism, inequality, and injustice in our church and in our society. In addition to the 20-hour Anti-Racism Training, ARC also makes presentation at convocation meetings, Vestry retreats, and other group meetings; and holds conferences and other events to build a knowledgeable and empowered group of anti-racists.

If you’re interested in learning more, please contact the Rev. Mark Smith, co-chair of the Anti-Racism Commission.

Past Participants on Why You Should Take Anti-Racism Training

 “We talk a lot about the Baptismal Covenant, and to say that our identity is bound up by  the idea of respecting the identity of every human being and actually acting on that, rather than hearing myself talking about it is very important to me.”

“It’s a reminder how this society has been structured to benefit Whiteness at the expense of those of color.”

“Compared to other similar trainings through which I gained an understanding of concepts and some tools to examine my own bias/complicity, this material and the conversations we shared helped me see what an urgent, lifetime journey this still is for me personally, not in an abstract way.”

“It gave me insight on expressing and listening when discussing racism. It also provided me with the opportunity to hear differing perspectives on race, particularly from White people.”

“It opened my eyes to my White privilege.”

Video Testimonials