Crossroads sponsors several open workshops: Analyzing & Understanding Systemic Racism in spring and fall, our annual national Advanced Organizers Training each summer, and occasional specialized trainings throughout the year. Information, updates and links will be posted on this page.
This workshop is an excellent opportunity for individuals & institutional leaders responsible for diversity or social justice. Using a variety of interactive tools, it explores the historical development of institutional racism and its continuing impact. Participants will build a common definition of racism and explore the historic development of institutional racism in the US. They will examine ongoing realities of racism including the identity-shaping power racism has on People of Color and White people; explore racism’s individual, institutional and cultural manifestations; and consider the link between racism and other forms of oppression. A strategic methodology to dismantle racism will be introduced, focusing specifically on applying principles of organizing and social/cultural change.
To register by mail, please download and complete this form.
Chicago – July 16, 5:30pm – July 19, 12:30pm
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For the third consecutive year, Crossroads’ network of teams, organizers, trainers, and supporters will be gathering in Chicago from July 16 to 19, 2014 for our annual event on the campus of the Chicago Theological Seminary.
The theme for this years’ Leadership Development Institute (LDI) is “Stronger Together: Building Racial Justice in Institutions.” During the gathering participants will explore ways to strengthen our collective power so that we work together more effectively and accountably across the lines of difference and confront the social constructs – both external and internalized – that weaken our movement for racial justice. Through keynote presentations, panels, and workshops participants will discover strategies to make evident the ways in which our movement can be made stronger together.
Early registration is now open and will end on May 15th.
If you have questions about upcoming workshops please contact us by phone at 708-503-0804 or by email