Americans are talking about race in a new way... but it is not always easy.
Since 2004, Challenging Racism has been holding yearlong workshops to teach people in Arlington, Virginia about issues surrounding race. Challenging Racism: Learning How began as a parallel experience to the Arlington Public Schools initiative to inform faculty and staff about race and equity in its effort to close the Achievement Gap between white and non-white students. It has grown to provide information to school and work groups, community organizations, and others whose members can benefit from a deeper and broader understanding of racism and its effect on our society.
Through reading, stories, activities and conversations, participants learn to work effectively in cross-cultural situations. We encourage a basic understanding of racism, white privilege, the roots of racism and its more recent modern manifestations in our society. The skills developed here can be applied by anyone to many different topics and situations.
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