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Anti-Racism Training for Human Service Practitioners and Educators

Are You Challenged by How to Deal with Race Issues in Your Practice, Institution or in the Classroom?
Are You Concerned about the Impact of Racism in our City and State?

We invite you to be part of our movement to advance institutional change for racial equity. Workshop participants will engage in a comprehensive exploration of how racism shapes American institutions, often without our conscious understanding that it is doing so. Applicants should be individuals in positions to take knowledge gained in the workshop back to their colleagues, institutions and wider communities. The goal is to foster local work groups that will continue the conversation and work toward institutional change.

These unique 2 1/2 day workshops are offered by The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond, a national, multiracial, anti-racist network from New Orleans dedicated to ending racism and other forms of institutional oppression. Now in its 25th year, the Institute has provided training, consultation, and leadership development to more than 110,000 people in organizations nationally and internationally.

Graduates of the workshop say that the workshop helps them deal with both cultural competence and racial dynamics in the classroom and in practice.

The People's Institute analysis moves beyond a focus on the symptoms of racism to an understanding of what it is, where it comes from, how it functions, why it persists and how it can be undone. The workshop stresses learning from history, developing leadership, maintaining accountability to communities of color, creating networks, undoing internalized oppression, and understanding the role of organizational gatekeeping in perpetuating racism.

This program is sponsored by AntiRacist Alliance OASAS Provider Number 0882
Cost is $350, per person and $175 for students which includes tuition and light breakfast.

  To Register Online
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Accepting all major credit and debit cards
We prefer that you register online.
GENERAL $350.00

If You Cannot Register Online
( Includes those receiving a group discount )
Please register as follows:

click here for the registration form
Print the form, complete it, and mail it with your check to the address listed below

If you are a member of a PREPAID GROUP
click here for the registration form
Print the form, complete it, and mail it to the address listed below


Sandra Bernabei
c/o Anti- Racist Alliance
351 West 53rd St., #4E
New York, NY,10019

Please make checks out to The People's Institute

For information call 914-723-3222

Workshop Dates and Locations

February 3-5, 2012
Friday, Feb. 3, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Saturday, Feb. 4, 9 AM – 7 PM
Sunday, Feb 5, 9 AM – 3 PM
The Cathedral School
1047 Amsterdam Avenue
between 111th & 112th Streets
New York, NY 10025
February 23-24, 2012
Thursday, February 23, 9AM – 6 PM
Friday, February 24, 9 AM – 6 PM
DreamYard Project
1085 Washington Ave, Ground Floor
Bronx, NY 10456 
March 9 - 11, 2012
Friday, Mar. 9, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Saturday, Mar.10, 9 AM – 7 PM
Sunday, Mar. 11, 9 AM – 3 PM
Bushwick School for Social Justice
400 Irving Avenue, Annex
Brooklyn, NY 11237

Westchester, NY
March 11-13, 2012

Sunday, March 11, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Monday, March 12, 9:00 AM – 7 PM
Tuesday, March 13, 9:00AM – 3PM
Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS)
845 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603 
April 9-11, 2012
Mon, April 9, 6:30-8:30 PM
Tues, April 10, 9 AM – 7 
Wed, April 11, 9AM-3PM
NASW-NYC Chapter Offices
50 Broadway, Suite 1001
New York, NY 10001 
May 4-6, 2012

Friday, May 4, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday, May 5, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday, May 6, 9:00 am - 3:00
University of Medicine and Dentistry
of New Jersey Rosemary Gellene Room
NJ Medical School
185 South Orange Avenue
(Medical Science Building) Newark, NJ


Cost is $350, which includes tuition and light breakfast.

Sponsoring partners:

NASW-NYC Chapter
NASW NYS Chapter-Westchester Division
Bank Street School of Education
Black Equity Alliance
Columbia University School of Social Work
CU Teachers College Institute of Urban and Minority Education
Fordham University, Graduate School of Social Service
Human Services Council of NYC
Hunter College School of Social Work
Antiracist Alliance
Yeshiva University, Wurzweiler School of Social Work
New Paltz Human Rights Commission
New York University-Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
Rutgers University Undoing Racism Steering Committee

The following are testimonials from people who have taken the Undoing Racism Workshop:


“I have taken the training five times in two years and we pay for our board members to take it. This has changed how we understand
our profession, human services, and the communities we serve.”

Robert Schachter, DSW, LMSW
Executive Director NASW-NYC


“The Undoing Racism Workshop changed my life and my view of what excellence in social work practice, administration, and
education truly entails.”

Mary Pender Greene, LCSW-R
Former Chief of Social Work Services
Jewish Board of Family & Children’s Services


“The Undoing Racism Workshop presented by the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond is a life changing experience."
Phyllis B. Frank, Director
VCS Community Change Project, Rockland County, NY


“Racism is a disease. The URW is the treatment!”
Deacon Ken Radcliffe
Coordinator The ISAIAH Project/
The Criminal “JUST US” Committee


“A Must for the Social Work Profession!”
Mimi Abramovitz, DSW,Prof. Social Policy,
Hunter College SW and The Graduate Center,
City University of New York ( CUNY)


“The Undoing Racism Workshop built my confidence by giving me a framework to help students learn that change must take place
and that we all are the changemakers."

Jane H. Edwards, DSW
Assistant Dean Fordham University GSSS


"The Undoing Racism Workshop has had a tremendous impact on urging me to rethink every aspect of my various professional roles
and my personal interactions.”

Andrew Hamid, PhD, ACSW
Senior Advisor United Nations
International Drug Prevention World Health Org.
Adjunct Professor of SW Columbia University


“The workshop was a deeply moving and intellectually stimulating experience that changed the way I think and the way I teach."
Paul Kurzman, Ph.D., ACSW
Prof/Former Acting Dean Hunter College SW


“…The Undoing Racism Workshop was transformational and moving. I am grateful to have had the opportunity which has enriched me,
my work at JBFCS and in the Human Service Community. I plan to participate again.”

Alan B. Siskind, Ph. D., Ex. V.P. & CEO
Jewish Board of Family & Children’s Services
Chair, Human Services Council, NYC


“...This structure has facilitated development in my racial identity and my ability to become a more effective anti-racist educator.”
Marion Riedel, PhD, LCSW
Asst Professor Columbia University
School of Social Work


“It was like getting corrective lenses; you are seeing things you’ve never seen before. The whole world looked very different.
It had a profound impact on my life.”

Gail Golden, ED D., MSW
Clinical Director Volunteer Counseling Service Rockland County


"I wish I would have experienced this workshop 20 years ago."
Ralph Dickerson, Jr.
Former President United Way NYC


"As a Latino born and educated in this nation and with solid ties to the immigrant communities and communities of color the workshop
provides crucial insight into the identification and recognition of racist behavior too often missed and overlooked by communities that
have arrived in this nation during the last 30 years. The capacity to identify and recognize the history of the constructed racism clarifies the strategies needed to be utilized for all of us to be free. In addition, unless we recognize our commonalities with the communities of color, emphasized with ARA, we will continue to be divided."
Luis Quiros, MPA., MSW
Board Member of NYCLU
Chairperson Westchester Community Program
Professor Fordham University
Touro College



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