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Continuing the Conversation on Race: Join us this Friday

The first session of UCOP’s new course series, Continuing the Conversation on Race, will take place this Friday, Aug. 14, from 9-9:50 a.m. Register now.

The Continuing the Conversation on Race series will focus on understanding racism at work, the history and impact of systemic racism and how to become an anti-racist leader. Courses will be led by author, educator and executive director of People, Leadership and Development with the Alameda County Office of Education, Dr. Rachelle Rogers-Ard.

Friday, Aug. 14: Understanding the historical impact of race within the United States

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.

Wednesday, Aug. 19: The concept of whiteness

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.

Wednesday, Aug. 26: Anti-racist leadership: Using SEL to promote understanding

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. Please note the new date for this session.

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