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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 19, 2016
The Core Training is the heart of the Be The Change! Project, which offers youth a starting place for discussions about the role of race, identity and justice in living out their values.
Session 1: Race: What’s the Difference? (Sept. 14)
Establish a covenantal relationship among participants, demonstrate how groups exclude people, and guide participants to name their identities as a foundation for examining race and other differences.
Session 2: Why Should Youth Talk About Race? (Sept. 21)
Document the effects of persistent racism, give voice to youth doing anti-racism work and demonstrate how our Principles call us to resist racism.
Session 3: Race is Something We Create (Sept. 28)
Define key terms, demonstrate ways race has been and continues to be legally, scientifically and socially created, and affirm that race is not biological fact, but is a concept made up by societies.
Session 4: Open to Differences: The Change Starts With Me (Oct. 5)
Introduce obstacles to cross-cultural communication, reflect on personal experiences with race, and explore the creation of stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination and how they limit the beloved community.
Session 5: Can We Live With Racism? (Oct. 12)
Demonstrate how racism and privilege operate at different levels of human interaction, develop participants’ multicultural interaction skills.
Session 6: What Can I Do to Break Down Racism? (Oct. 19)
Teach tools to spread the word about ending racism, help participants identify their own strengths, and encourage participants to further action.