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UNDOING RACISM WORKSHOP:
Anti-Racism Training for Human Service Practitioners and Educators

Are You Challenged by How to Deal with Race Issues in Your Practice, Institution or in the Classroom?
Are You Concerned about the Impact of Racism in our City and State?

We invite you to be part of our movement to advance institutional change for racial equity. Workshop participants will engage in a comprehensive exploration of how racism shapes American institutions, often without our conscious understanding that it is doing so. Applicants should be individuals in positions to take knowledge gained in the workshop back to their colleagues, institutions and wider communities. The goal is to foster local work groups that will continue the conversation and work toward institutional change.

These unique 2 1/2 day workshops are offered by The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond, a national, multiracial, anti-racist network from New Orleans dedicated to ending racism and other forms of institutional oppression. Now in its 25th year, the Institute has provided training, consultation, and leadership development to more than 110,000 people in organizations nationally and internationally.

Graduates of the workshop say that the workshop helps them deal with both cultural competence and racial dynamics in the classroom and in practice.

The People's Institute analysis moves beyond a focus on the symptoms of racism to an understanding of what it is, where it comes from, how it functions, why it persists and how it can be undone. The workshop stresses learning from history, developing leadership, maintaining accountability to communities of color, creating networks, undoing internalized oppression, and understanding the role of organizational gatekeeping in perpetuating racism.

This program is sponsored by AntiRacist Alliance OASAS Provider Number 0882
Cost is $350, per person and $175 for students which includes tuition and light breakfast.


  To Register Online
click here
Accepting all major credit and debit cards
We prefer that you register online.

STUDENTS WITH ID ONLY $175.00
PART OF GROUP OF 3+ PEOPLE $250.00
GENERAL $350.00


If You Cannot Register Online

Please click here
for the registration form

Print the form, complete it, and mail it with your check to the address listed below

Please make checks out to The People's Institute

People's Institute
c/o Sandy Bernabei
351 W 53rd Street, #4 E
New York, N.Y. 10019

For information call
Sandy Bernabei 914-522-5997

Workshop Dates and Locations

WORKSHOP FULL
Westchester County, NY
January 13-14, 2014
Mon, Jan 13, 9 AM – 6 PM
Tue, Jan 14, 9 AM – 6 PM
Sarah Lawrence College
1 Mead Way
Bronxville, NY 10708
WORKSHOP FULL
Westchester County, NY
January 15-16 2014
Wed, Jan 15, 9 AM – 6 PM
Thu, Jan 16, 9 AM – 6 PM
Sarah Lawrence College
1 Mead Way
Bronxville, NY 10708
New York City
Coordinate childcare by
emailing marie.hennelly@mssm.edu

Jan 31-Feb 2, 2014
Fri, Jan 31, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Sat, Feb 1, 9 AM – 6 PM
Sun, Feb 2, 9 AM – 3 PM
Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
Hess Center for Science & Medicine
1470 Madison Ave at 102nd st.
New York, NY 10029
Cathedral School
of St. John the Devine
February 17-18, 2014
Mon, Feb 17, 9 AM – 6 PM
Tue, Feb 18 9 AM – 6 PM
1047 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10025
WORKSHOP FULL
Student Focused
New York City
March 28-30th, 2014
Fri, Mar 28, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
NYU Kimmel Center
60 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10003
Sat, Mar 29, 9 AM – 6 PM
Sun, Mar 30, 9 AM – 3 PM
NYU Law Center
40 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10003
WORKSHOP FULL
New York City
April 4-6, 2014
Fri, Apr 4, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Sat, Apr 5, 9 AM – 6 PM
Sun, Apr 6, 9 AM – 3 PM
The Calhoun School
433 West End Avenue
New York, NY 10024
WESTCHESTER COUNTY
April 28-30, 2014
Mon, Apr 28, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Tue, Apr 29, 8:30 AM – 6 PM
Wed, Apr 30, 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM
YWCA of Westchester
515 North Street
White Plains, NY 10605
Newark New Jersey
May 2-4, 2014
Fri, May 2, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Sat, May 3, 9 AM – 6 PM
Sun, May 4, 9 AM – 3 PM
Rutgers New Jersey Medical
School (formerly UMDNJ)
Rosemary Gellene Room
NJ Medical School
185 South Orange Avenue
(Medical Science Building)
Newark, NJ 07103
WORKSHOP FULL
New York City
May 7-8, 2014
Wed, May 7, 9 AM – 6 PM
Thu, May 8, 9 AM – 6 PM
Guttman Community College
50 W. 40th St.between 5th and 6th Ave
New York, NY 110018
Jewish Congregations Focus
Brooklyn N.Y.
May 31-June 2, 2014
Sat, May 31, 7 PM – 10 PM
Sun, Jun 1, 9 AM – 5:30 PM
Mon, Jun 2, 9 AM – 2 PM
Congregation Kolot Chayeinu
The Church of Gethsemane
1012 8th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
New York City
June 5-7, 2014
Thu, Jun 5, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Fri, Jun 6, 9 AM – 6 PM
Sat, Jun 7, 9 AM – 3 PM
New York University
Pless Hall
82 Washington Square East
(The entrance is off of Washington Place)
New York, NY 10003
New York City
July 9-11, 2014
Wed, Jul 9, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Thu, Jul 10, 9 AM – 6 PM
Fri, Jul 11, 9 AM – 3 PM
Grace Church School
46 Cooper Square
3rd floor auditorium
New York, NY
New York City
August 1-2, 2014
Fri, Aug 1, 9 AM – 6 PM
Sat, Aug 2, 9 AM – 6 PM
Bank Street School
Bank Street North Campus
132 Claremont Avenue Room 403/404
New York, NY

Cost is $350, which includes tuition and light breakfast.

Sponsoring partners:

NASW-NYC Chapter
NASW NYS Chapter-Westchester Division
Bank Street School for Children at Bank Street College of Education
Black Equity Alliance
Columbia University School of Social Work
CU Teachers College Institute of Urban and Minority Education
Fordham University, Graduate School of Social Service
Human Services Council of NYC
Hunter College School of Social Work
Antiracist Alliance
Yeshiva University, Wurzweiler School of Social Work
New Paltz Human Rights Commission
New York University-Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
Rutgers University Undoing Racism Steering Committee
Stony Brook University School of Social Welfare

The following are testimonials from people who have taken the Undoing Racism Workshop:

“I have taken the training five times in two years and we pay for our board members to take it. This has changed how we understand
our profession, human services, and the communities we serve.”

Robert Schachter, DSW, LMSW
Executive Director NASW-NYC

“The Undoing Racism Workshop changed my life and my view of what excellence in social work practice, administration, and
education truly entails.”

Mary Pender Greene, LCSW-R
Chief of Social Work Services
Jewish Board of Family & Children’s Services

“The Undoing Racism Workshop presented by the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond is a life changing experience."
Phyllis B. Frank, Director
VCS Community Change Project, Rockland County, NY

“Racism is a disease. The URW is the treatment!”
Deacon Ken Radcliffe
Coordinator The ISAIAH Project/
The Criminal “JUST US” Committee

“A Must for the Social Work Profession!”
Mimi Abramovitz, DSW,Prof. Social Policy,
Hunter College SW and The Graduate Center,
City University of New York ( CUNY)

“The Undoing Racism Workshop built my confidence by giving me a framework to help students learn that change must take place
and that we all are the changemakers."

Jane H. Edwards, DSW
Assistant Dean Fordham University GSSS

"The Undoing Racism Workshop has had a tremendous impact on urging me to rethink every aspect of my various professional roles
and my personal interactions.”

Andrew Hamid, PhD, ACSW
Senior Advisor United Nations
International Drug Prevention World Health Org.
Adjunct Professor of SW Columbia University

“The workshop was a deeply moving and intellectually stimulating experience that changed the way I think and the way I teach."
Paul Kurzman, Ph.D., ACSW
Prof/Former Acting Dean Hunter College SW

“…The Undoing Racism Workshop was transformational and moving. I am grateful to have had the opportunity which has enriched me, my work at JBFCS and in the Human Service Community. I plan to participate again.”
Alan B. Siskind, Ph. D., Ex. V.P. & CEO
Jewish Board of Family & Children’s Services
Chair, Human Services Council, NYC

“...This structure has facilitated development in my racial identity and my ability to become a more effective anti-racist educator.”
Marion Riedel, PhD, LCSW
Asst Professor Columbia University
School of Social Work

“It was like getting corrective lenses; you are seeing things you’ve never seen before. The whole world looked very different.
It had a profound impact on my life.”

Gail Golden, ED D., MSW
Clinical Director Volunteer Counseling Service Rockland County

"I wish I would have experienced this workshop 20 years ago."
Ralph Dickerson, Jr.
Former President United Way NYC

"As a Latino born and educated in this nation and with solid ties to the immigrant communities and communities of color the workshop provides crucial insight into the identification and recognition of racist behavior too often missed and overlooked by communities that have arrived in this nation during the last 30 years. The capacity to identify and recognize the history of the constructed racism clarifies the strategies needed to be utilized for all of us to be free. In addition, unless we recognize our commonalities with the communities of color, emphasized with ARA, we will continue to be divided."
Luis Quiros, MPA., MSW
Board Member of NYCLU
Chairperson Westchester Community Program
Professor Fordham University
Touro College
 

 

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