All Crossroads face-to-face training events have been cancelled until further notice. Our team has worked tirelessly to develop new training modules that can be delivered virtually. In the meantime, we are also available to consult with you by phone or video conference.
Our in-person introductory workshops are optimal for 25-50 participants, but can be customized for up to a maximum of 100 participants. To learn more our fees and sliding scale, click here.
Introduction to Anti-bias/Antiracist Education (ABAR) - 4-8 hours
The Introduction to ABAR Education workshop is designed for educators working with children and youth in all settings, including early childhood, public and private K-12 schools, religious education, after school programs, and teacher education programs at colleges and universities.
- Discuss the development of social group identities (e.g. race, gender, class etc.) and their relationship to bias and prejudice.
- Gain insight into how children and adults internalize and act out of these biases.
- Explore how bias and race prejudice develop, and how they become structured into institutions.
- Be introduced to the 4 Goals of Anti-bias Education and discover ways to apply them to educational settings.
This workshop is also offered as an advanced 2-day workshop with hands on application and lesson planning. The 2-day version of the ABAR Education workshop has a prerequisite of attending the Understanding and Analyzing Systemic Racism workshop (described below).
Dominating White Ways: Exploring the Commonplace Nature of White Supremacy and its Power to Co-opt Us All - 4-8 hours
White supremacy ideology is perhaps the greatest barrier to achieving socio-political, economic, cultural, and ecological sustainability in the USA. It is critically important that community and institutional leaders grasp the widespread constancy of white supremacy ideology; their conditioned investment in the ideology, and begin to imagine how to collaborate with others to dismantle it.
This daylong workshop will offer participants…
- A deep dive into white supremacy ideology paying particular attention to how it features dominantly in US culture
- An intersectional exploration of the ways this ideology operates dominantly resulting in the cooptation of systems, institutions, and the people that populate them
- Tools and practices to assess & disrupt how the values and ways of being of white supremacy ideology operate their institutions
This workshop is highly customizable and adaptable. It can be effectively delivered as a brief four-hour introduction to the key concepts or expanded into a full 6-8-hour day-long workshop which allows participants to go deeper in the key concepts, and apply them to their institutional settings.
Introduction to Systemic Racism – 6-8 hours
The Introduction to Systemic Racism workshop is designed for institutions to introduce stakeholders to the idea that oppression, and in particular, racism, is not only a matter of individual prejudice but a systemic, institutional problem of power, which requires structural intervention to dismantle. Operating from the premise that courage is necessary to have an effective conversation around racism, this workshop provides a courageous space for a conversation about racism and power. This workshop introduces participants to shared language and frameworks with which to grapple with the impact of racism in their institutions.
This workshop also provides institutions a way to assess the interest of specific people in the organization who have an “appetite” for doing longer workshops and who may also want to be involved in the long-term strategic work of dismantling institutional racism and oppression.
Variations on this highly customizable workshop can be delivered in one day with a typical schedule of 8:30 am to 5:30 pm.
Our in-depth workshops have a maximum capacity of 45 participants. To learn more our fees and sliding scale, click here.
Understanding and Analyzing Systemic Racism - 2.5-day workshop
The purpose of this Crossroads antiracism training event is to provide an opportunity for the participants to explore a power analysis of the ideology of white supremacy and systemic racism in the United States and to begin to determine how this analysis shapes their work. The content of the workshop seeks to fulfill four primary objectives:
- Create shared language in their institution for talking effectively about systemic racism, how it operates in the larger society, and how it has an impact on institutions;
- Analyze what racism is, how it originates and operates institutionally and culturally, and how it has an impact on the identity of individuals;
- Engage in a comprehensive socio-historical exploration of the development of institutional racism in the United States;
- Begin to equip their organization with a framework for examining organizational culture and moving toward antiracist transformation of the organization.
This workshop ranges from 18 to 21 contact hours, which can be organized in a variety of ways over three days. The workshop will include discussion of the historic development of institutional racism, the ongoing realities of racism today and especially how racism manifests in your specific institution. Participants will begin to explore strategic interruptions for the institutional, cultural and individual manifestations of racism. Group presentation with interactive discussion, small group discussions, reflection and video are all used.
Antiracism Pedagogy across the Curriculum (ARPAC)
This workshop is offered in partnership with two full-time instructors from higher education.
More information is forthcoming.
We try, to the best of our ability, to keep the facilitators’ expenses as low as possible. Generally these include transportation, lodging and meals. We use the GSA per diem rates as a general guideline.