Building Community

AntiRacist Building Community monthly meetings

Sustain your engagement, excitement and synergy for racial equity movement building by The purpose of these monthly meetings is to develop antiracist leadership by way of the People's Insitute's Undoing Racism® framework. Those in attendance have completed a foundational workshop and agree to work together in building an antiracist community using antiracist principles put forth.


Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
First Sunday First Monday
NYC
AntiRacist Discussion
for executives
First Tuesday First Wednesday
NYC
Anti-Racist Alliance of Educators

NYC
PARENT GROUP MEETINGS
First Thursday
North NJ
Chapter Meeting
CT
Bridgeport Anti-Racism Collective
Rockland County
Working Together Rockland
Continuing Conversations on Racial & Gender Justice
First Friday
Westchester County
ARA/ Westchester Community Partnership
First Saturday
Second Sunday Second Monday
NYC
European Dissent NYC
Central NJ
Chapter Meeting
Second Tuesday
Brooklyn
Race Working Group Kolot Chayeinu
Second Wednesday
Rockland
Discussion Series Working Together for Racial Justice
Second Thursday
Bergen County NJ
Antiracist Alliance of Bergen County Educators
Rockland County
Working Together Rockland
Continuing Conversations on Racial & Gender Justice
Second Friday
Second Saturday
Third Sunday Third Monday
Stamford
Stamford's Race Dialogue Listening circle and CT Undoing Racism Meeting
Telephonic
Social Workers Against Solitary Confinement
Third Tuesday Third Wednesday
Dutchess County
Undoing Racism
Third Thursday
Morris County
Anti-Racist Alliance of Morris County, NJ
Rockland County
Working Together Rockland
Continuing Conversations on Racial & Gender Justice
Third Friday Third Saturday East Harlem
People of Color Collective - Northeast Region
Fourth Sunday
NJ
Women of Color NJ
Undoing Racism Organizing Group
Fourth Monday
Rockland County
Working Together Rockland
Continuing Conversations on Racial & Gender Justice
Fourth Tuesday Fourth Wednesday
Rockland
Working Together for Racial Justice
Fourth Thursday
Westchester
Westchester Coalition for Police Reform
NYC
COFCCA Undoing Racism
Hudson Valley
European Dissent Hudson Valley
Results Based Accountability
Rockland County
Working Together Rockland
Continuing Conversations on Racial & Gender Justice
Fourth Friday Fourth Saturday
NYC
Artists Co-Creating Real Equity (ACRE)
Asian Affinity Group
quarterly meeting

NEW YORK CITY

ANTIRACIST DISCUSSION FOR HUMAN SERVICE EDUCATORS, PRACTITIONERS, EXECUTIVES and MANAGERS

This group is designed for people in senior leadership in their organizations, particularly executive directors and their senior leadership teams, who have substantial decision-making authority and are invested in nurturing the organizations they lead to become more equitable, just, and anti-racist institutions. The group offers the opportunity to gather with peers and grapple collectively and honestly with the challenges leaders encounter and to build strategies and support for overcoming those challenges. Others are also welcome.

When: 1st Monday of each month.

Time: 9am - 11am

Where: UJA Federation New York
130 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022
Nearby Trains: 4/5/6/N/R/W at 59th Street Lexington Avenue
RSVP required. Email mpgconsultingnyc@gmail.com to be added to our distribution.

Facilitators: Alan Siskind, Mary Pender Greene, Merle McGee, Danielle Sered

Contact: Mary Pender Greene 212-245-2510, mlpenderg@gmail.com or Alan Siskind asiskind2@gmail.com

Resources:

  • New and past resources
  • Accountability Hubs
  • Our accountability hubs will offer an additional place to grapple in meaningful ways with your leadership, practice, and organizational culture. The hubs are as follows:

    • Leaders of Color
    • Senior Leaders
    • Talent Management
    • White Executive Directors
    • Leadership and Middle Managers in the Bronx
    • Fundraising and Development
  • Click here for more information, time, and location.

European Dissent NYC

For December 2019 at the Jewish Board, 135 West 50th Street, 6th floor

When: 2nd Monday of the month

Time: 6:30pm - 8:30 pm

Where: Grace Church School High School Campus
46 Cooper Sq
New York, NY
(East Village)

Contact: europeandissentnyc@gmail.com

Video: Check out this video if you haven't been to WARG -ED -NYC lately

Anti-Racist Alliance of Educators

We are a monthly gathering of educators who have previously attended an Undoing Racism workshop. Educators who have not yet attended a workshop are also welcome at ARA-E

When: 1st Wednesday of the month

Time: 5:30-7:00 PM

Where: Zoom; email contacts below for link

Contact: Steve Quester h.s.quester@gmail.com
Ina Pannell-St. Surin each1teach1reach1@gmail.com

PARENT GROUP MEETINGS

Parent Group meets during the school year, from October to May. We do not meet in June, July, August, or September.

When: 1st Wednesday of the month

Time: 6PM-8PM

Where: Grace Church High School
46 Cooper Square
Manhattan

Contact: Wendy Van Amson wendy@isdnetwork.org
Valerie Raymond VMRny@aol.com

Artists Co-Creating Real Equity (ACRE)

A monthly meet-up of artists (performing arts, visual arts, creative writing, etc), cultural workers, and cultural advocates working to understand and undo racism in our field and in our daily lives, in affiliation with The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond

When: 4th Saturday of the month

Time: 3:30-6pm

Where: Click for location of specific monthly meetings

Facilitators: Maria mbdance723@gmail.com
Nathan nathantrice_rituals@yahoo.com
Sarita sarita_covington@yahoo.com

COFCCA Undoing Racism

When: 4th Thursday of the month

Where: COFCCA NYC office
254 West 31st Street, 5th Floor,
Bet 7th & 8th Avenue

Contact: For more information, please contact, Jacques G Cadet
at jcadet@cofcca.org or Sophine Charles at scharles@cofcca.org
or call 212-929-2626 ext.208


Working Together Rockland

Continuing Conversations on Racial & Gender Justice

When: 4th Monday of the month
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Where: Zoom
Meeting ID: 865 9509 4938

Contact: Working Together Rockland: Continuing Conversations on Racial and Gender Justice, are facilitated by Center for Safety & Change staff, Nikki Hines, Director of Community Engagement & Social Change and Phyllis B. Frank, Chief Program Officer. The meetings are designed to deepen understanding of materials taught in the Getting to the Root and Undoing Racism workshops that have been provided in Rockland County for more than 25 years. All are welcome to join the conversations � workshop graduates, those who have not yet attended, educators, health and human service providers, criminal justice and law enforcement professionals, and all interested individuals from Rockland County and beyond. It is fine to drop in as your schedule allows. Consistent attendance is neither required nor expected.

Results Based Accountability

When: E4th Thursday of the month
July 22, 1-3pm Eastern (regular 4th Thursday)
August 26, 1-3pm Eastern (regular 4th Thursday)

Who: For anyone who has gone through our Equity and Results Antiracist RBA series (generally the 4th Thursday of the month) to ask questions and be in community.

Contact: erika@equityandresults.com

Race Working Group Kolot Chayeinu

Kolot Chayeinu is a multi racial, synagogue working to become an anti-racist synagogue. We are also expanding our efforts beyond the synagogue to work with other progressive Jewish synagogues and Jewish anti-racist organizations in New York City.

When: Second Tuesday of each month

Time: Evening

Where: Park Slope Brooklyn, NY

Contact: Roberta Samet, Co-chair, RLSamet@aol.com, 718 344 0081

Video: Kolot presentation by Eric Ward

People of Color Collective - Northeast Region

When: 3rd Saturday of the month

Time: 12noon -4pm

Where: East Harlem Tutorial Program
2050 Second Avenue, Gym (Ground Floor)
Bet 105th and 106th Streets
(Accessible by #6 train at 103rd street or N/Q train at 96th street)

Contact: Stacie Evans, stacie.writes@gmail.com
Reynold Graham grahr790@newschool.edu
Diana Melendez diana.melendez@ymail.com

Quarterly meeting: Asian Affinity Group

This is an opportunity for new members (those of Asian heritage who have attended a PISAB URW) to get acquainted, and for us to talk about our vision and values. At this meeting you can learn more information about our monthly planning meetings and working groups.

When: 4th Saturday Quarterly
first meeting SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th 2019

Time: 12-3pm

Where: Theatre of the Oppressed (TONYC)
758 8th Ave, NY, NY 10036

Contact: sulu@leonimm.com

WESTCHESTER COUNTY

Community Partners Undoing Racism/ Westchester County

When: 1st Friday of each Month

Time: 10-11:30am

Where: Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9692123993
Meeting ID: 969 212 3993
One tap mobile +16465588656,,9692123993# US (New York)

Westchester Coalition for Police Reform

When: 4th Thursday of each month

Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Where: Thomas H. Slater Center
2 Fisher Court
White Plains NY

Rockland County

Discussion Series -- Working Together for Racial Justice

When: Second Wednesday of the month

Time: 9:00AM to 10:30AM

Where: Use the same Zoom link for all Working Together Rockland meetings.
2https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82956571716
Meeting ID: 829 5657 1716
One tap mobile: +19292056099,,82956571716# US (New York)
Dial by your location: +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
Meeting ID: 829 5657 1716
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdM0oOR3c9

Contact: Facilitated by Phyllis B. Frank and Nicole Hines.Those who have not yet taken the Workshop are invited, too, a dialogue to offer each other mentoring, ideas & support in keeping w/the tenets of the training.

Working Together for Racial Justice

When: Last Mondays

Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Where: Use the same Zoom link for all Working Together Rockland meetings. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82956571716 Meeting ID: 829 5657 1716
One tap mobile: +19292056099,,82956571716# US (New York)
Dial by your location: +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
Meeting ID: 829 5657 1716
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdM0oOR3c9

Contact: Facilitated by Phyllis B. Frank and Nicole Hines.Those who have not yet taken the Workshop are invited, too, a dialogue to offer each other mentoring, ideas & support in keeping w/the tenets of the training.

Dutchess County

Undoing Racism

When: Third Wednesday of the month

Time: 5:30-6:30 pm

Where: Poughkeepsie Family Partnership Center
29 N. Hamilton St.
Poughkeepsie

Contact: Tracy Givens -Hunter thgivens@gmail.com

Hudson Valley

European Dissent Hudson Valley

When: 4th Thursday of the month

Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Where: Grassroots Kitchen (grassroots.kitchen), two blocks from the Tarrytown Metro North station with easy access for folks coming from Rockland

For those who've never been to a European Dissent meeting, we hold a welcoming space for white folks to deepen our understanding, practice, and commitment to antiracist principles of community organizing as taught by The People's Institute for Survival & Beyond

Contact: Chris DeTora chrisdetora@gmail.com 845 642 8796

New Jersey

NJ Anti-Racist Alliance Chapter Meeting

When: First Thursday of the Month

Time: 7PM - 9PM

Where: Montclair Friends Meetinghouse
289 Park Street
(entrance on Gordonhurst Ave.)
Montclair NJ 07043

Contact: Heather Batten heather.m.batten@gmail.com or
antiracistalliancenj@gmail.com

WOMEN OF COLOR NEW JERSEY

First timers please contact us to confirm the meeting location AS MEETING MIGHT HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.

When: 4th SUNDAY of the Month

Time: 3:00 - 6:00 P.M.

Where: Undisclosed Location in Kenilworth, NJ.
Please contact us for specifics.

Contact: Angelia Holloway-Pinnock angeliahp@gmail.com
Nicole Affaunt njauffant@gmail.com

Undoing Racism

First timers please contact us to confirm the meeting location AS MEETING MIGHT HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.

When: 2nd Monday of the month

Time: 7-8:30pm

Where: The Reformed Church of Highland Park
19-21 South Second Avenue
Highland Park, New Jersey

Contact: Nathan Fishman nfishmannj@yahoo.com
Diane Melendez diana.melendez@ymail.com

Discussion Links: Know Your Rights"
Being White and Racist in Philly:"
Tim Wise on talking to teens about racism
HuffPost article
Bad Boys, Bad Boys: Put an end to the show COPS

Anti-Racist Alliance of Morris County, New Jersey

Chapter Meeting

When: Third Thursday of the Month

Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Where: Florham Park Community Center
111 Ridgedale Avenue
Florham Park, NJ 07932

Contact: Okaikor Aryee-Price okaikor@me.com
Karin Fiore kcfiore@gmail.com

Antiracist Alliance of Bergen County Educators

Chapter Meeting

Days & Times: 2nd Thursday of the month 6:30pm-8pm, and 4th Thursday of the month 12pm-1pm

Where: Virtual Zoom Meetings (email for link)

Comments: For those who've never been to a European Dissent meeting, we hold a welcoming space for white folks to deepen our understanding, practice, and commitment to antiracist principles of community organizing as taught by The People's Institute for Survival & Beyond

Contact: Chris DeTora chrisdetora@gmail.com 845 642 8796

Connecticut

Stamford's Race Dialogue Listening circle and CT Undoing Racism Meeting

Chapter Meeting

When: 3rd Monday of the month

Time: 6:00-8:00pm

Where: Domus Building on Lockwood Ave in Stamford

Contact: Donn Reid dreid@domuskids.org

News: City officials look to 'undo' racism

Bridgeport Anti-Racism Collective

When: 1st Thursday of the month

Time: 6:00-8:00pm

Where: Make The Road CT, 850 State Street, Bridgeport CT 06604

Contact: undoingracismbpt@gmail.com
Find us on Facebook

What: We are a multi-racial anti-racist community. We meet to discuss anti-racist awareness, research, vision, and action in our lives and in Bridgeport. We define anti-racism as the practice of rejecting, resisting, undoing, interrupting and challenging bias and racist ideas, systems, and hierarchies, both internally and externally.

WARE (White Anti-Racist Educators in Independent Schools)

WARE is a network of white educators in independent schools whose goals are to deepen our understanding of white racial identity, white privilege, and white cultural dominance in our institutions. We strive together to develop skills as activists/organizers for more equitable schools. We aim to work in solidarity with, and accountability to, People of Color in creating anti-racist communities

2018 Meeting Schedule: Monday, January 22, 5:30-7:30 PM, Packer Collegiate Institute
Wednesday, February 21, 5:30-7:30 PM, Mary McDowell Friends School
Tuesday, March 13, 5:30-7:30 PM, Bank Street School for Children
Tuesday, April 10, 5:30-7:30 PM, Abraham Joshua Heschel School
Monday, May 21, 5:30-7:30 PM, City and Country School

Contact: White Antiracist Educators wareisny@gmail.com

Telephonic

National Conference Call

Social Workers Against Solitary Confinement

Social Workers Against Solitary Confinement, is a national coalition of social workers and concerned allies, who seek to abolish the torturous practice of solitary confinement in our nation's jails and prisons. Our efforts are focused on raising awareness about this practice, which we do through seminars, conferences, videos, articles and through our newsletter. We also actively support legislation that seeks humane alternatives to solitary confinement. In addition, we are particularly focused on engaging the health professions' around this issue, as health professionals are often unwitting participants in this inhumane practice

When: Third Monday of the month

Time: 7:00-8:00pm EST

Where: zoom meeting
Meeting ID: 969 212 3993

Link: Use this link to access notes from our monthly call Monthly Notes

Root Cause Analysis: Practicing & skill building session

When: 2nd Friday of each Month

Time: 11:30am- 1PM EST

Where: Join Zoom Meeting 969 212 3993

Prerequisites: No profession prepares us to address the root causes and realities of institutional race based outcomes." This monthly practice session is for those who completed a foundational workshops:

  • Undoing Racism Community Organizing Workshop
  • Getting to the Root
  • Groundwater Model


‹1› Discussions and Strategic Planning Meetings are designed for persons who have attended at least one Undoing Racism™ workshop. The Potlucks are open to any anti-racist, social justice activists.

The purpose of these monthly meetings is to develop antiracist leadership by way of the People's Insitute's Undoing Racism™ framework. Those in attendance have completed the Undoing Racism™ Workshop and agree to work together in building an antiracist community using antiracist principles put forth by the training. (www.pisab.org)