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ACCOUNTABILITY IN ANTI-RACIST ORGANIZING: RACIAL CAUCUSING FOR ACCOUNTABILITY

March 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Free

Joan Adams and Benjamin G. Kohl will present a discussion on accountability in anti-racist organizing.

Social identity affinity groups have become common practice in today’s organizational diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) efforts. This program describes the formation of race-based caucus groups which were implemented at a large, decentralized metropolitan social service agency over 25 years ago.

The presenters reflect on the organization’s commitment to antiracism, as well as the successes and challenges of the early caucuses.  They explore how the purpose and utility of affinity groups has evolved to support BIPOC people in their lived experience and challenges in the organization, and in bringing their full selves to the organization.  Recommendations for using caucusing to increase accountability and reduce bias in today’s social service milieus are discussed.

The presentation will be followed by Q&A.

 Ms. Adams is a licensed clinical social worker in Harlem, NY practicing psychotherapy, and providing clinical supervision, training and consultation on race, racism, anti-racism and anti-oppression. Dr. Kohl is a co-author of “White Antiracist Organizing in a Social Service Agency: Lessons Learned and Unlearned,” a chapter published in our book Accountability and White Anti-Racist Organizing. Both presenters are grounded in the principles of the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond.

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Details

Date:
March 11
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=ztz88veab&oeidk=a07ek9dy3oy49409d6b&condition=SO_OVERRIDE

Organizer

Center for the Study of White American Culture (CSWAC)
Email:
robinalpern@cswac.org
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Venue

Virtual