Workshop Examines 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 Continues in July

“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 Friday evening two-hour Zoom sessions, a self-study program in between the Friday meetings, and a follow-up session four weeks later. The session costs $100 per person.

The next training session begins on July 29.

Summer Session July 29, August 5, 12, 19, 26, and September 23.

Click here to register for the Summer 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 Friday 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 Rev. Ted Moore, co-chair of the Anti-Racism Commission.