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April 12: 'Understanding Racism and Anti-Racism Organizing' Workshop

Workshop for faculty, staff and administrators is from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office Announcement, 3-24-2016

The MNSU Faculty Association, in cooperation with the Multi-Cultural Issues Committee of the Inter-Faculty Organization and Minnesota State University, Mankato, is sponsoring a free seminar for faculty, staff and administrators on Understanding Racism and Anti-Racism Organizing for Higher Education on Tuesday, April 12 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Country Inn & Suites at 1900 Premier Drive in Mankato, Minn.

The seminar will address how becoming an anti-racist institution requires an intentional decision starting within the institution. The seminar will focus on an analysis of racism as a systemic issue and define the actions necessary to identify, challenge, and change the structures and behaviors which perpetuate systemic racism within an institution.

The seminar format will consist of a prelude, four movements and a postlude. Lunch will be provided.

Each movement discusses a different aspect of racism, including defining and dismantling racism. Each movement also has several sub-topics.

Debra Leigh, co-founder and lead organizer of the Community Anti-Racism Education (CARE) Initiative, will lead the workshop. With a mission to build a lasting anti-racist institution, she coordinates the CARE Anti-Racism Leadership Team and collaborates with campus partners to establish university and community dialogues and programs.

Register online by April 5. Participants are asked to stay for the entire seminar.

For more information, call Gregg Marg at 507-389-5731.

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