Explore the history and impact of race in a new online series
In June, we held UCOP Community Conversations to give colleagues an opportunity to share thoughts and perspectives on race and racial experiences in a safe space focused on equity and respect. In June, President Napolitano announced measures to promote equity and counter racism at UCOP, including the creation of an Anti-Racism Task Force.
Today, we are excited to build upon these efforts with a new online series — Continuing the Conversation on Race — which will focus on understanding racism at work, the history and impact of systemic racism and how to become an anti-racist leader. Author, educator and executive director of People, Leadership and Development with the Alameda County Office of Education, Dr. Rachelle Rogers-Ard, will lead the first sessions of this series throughout the month of August.
We will build upon ideas and concepts as the series progresses; however, please join as you are able.
Continuing the Conversation on Race: Upcoming sessions
Understanding the historical impact of race within the United States
Friday, August 14, 9 – 9:50 a.m.
Develop a thorough understanding of the laws, policies and practices that became the foundation of anti-Blackness in the U.S. Participants will learn and share information, then be challenged to apply these concepts to our current racial climate.
The concept of whiteness
Wednesday, August 19, 11 – 11:50 a.m.
Get a deeper understanding of Whiteness, White Fragility and strategies for managing microaggressions. Participants will be challenged to apply the learning to our current racial climate.
Anti-racist leadership: Using SEL to promote understanding
Wednesday, August 26, 11 – 11:50 a.m.
Discover the current leadership skills necessary to become an anti-racist leader. Participants will discover Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) tenets, apply these concepts to a current leadership model and be challenged to shift their personal leadership practice.