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Our goal is simple: To give you the tools to have conversations about racism and bias in your community.

Americans are talking about race in a new way... but it is not always easy. To help, APS has been sponsoring yearlong Challenging Racism: Learning How workshops for parents since 2004. The workshops provide a parallel experience to the teacher/staff Conversations About Race and Equity (part of the APS effort to close the achievement gaps). Through reading, stories, activities and conversation, participants learn to work effectively in cross-cultural situations. These conversations encourage a basic understanding of racism, institutional racism, White privilege, the roots of racism, and its modern manifestations around us. Each of the 11 sessions builds concrete skills for engaging in difficult conversations related to race, second language and other forms of bias.​


Join an upcoming session, or bring Challenging Racism to your school or community  

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Find out what your Arlington neighbors say about their experience  

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Challenging RacismThrough Stories and Conversations