Disrupting Racism Learning Series

Combining the efforts of two local nonprofits whose missions focus on deepening community civic engagement, Woburn’s Social Capital Inc and Winchester’s Network for Social Justice are proud to announce the upcoming Disrupting Racism Three-Part Learning Series. 

The series, created by the Network for Social Justice and first offered in Fall 2020, is designed as a number of intentional conversations around core tenets of a racial justice approach. It aims to give participants, regardless of their past experience with the subject matter, the language and tools to have grounded conversation around race and racism, taking steps to disrupt it on the micro level (challenging perceptions within themselves), and also in small scale conversations with family, friends and colleagues.

Two co-facilitators, Hermayne Gordon and Liora Norwich, will lead participants through concepts, theoretical models, and actionable steps, and each session will conclude with a series of practical applications of antiracism which can be applied to participants’ personal and/or professional work. It is recommended, though not required, for participants to attend all 3 sessions. The content is appropriate for adults and high school students. It is geared toward those who live, work, and/or worship in Winchester and Woburn, but open to those from other communities as well. 

The Disrupting Racism Three-Part Learning Series is scheduled for February 9, February 23, and March 9 from 7-9PM and will occur virtually via zoom. Registration is at https://disrupting_racism-nfsjsci.eventbrite.com.

For more information, contact engagement@nfsj.org

This article appeared in the 1/21 edition of the Daily Times Chronicle.