Attend a discussion session: Continuing the Conversation on Race
Over the past several weeks, UCOP has introduced a course series on understanding racism at work, Continuing the Conversation on Race.
The first courses have been led by author and educator Dr. Rachelle Rogers-Ard, executive director of People, Leadership and Development with the Alameda County Office of Education. Each of Dr. Rogers-Ard’s courses has furthered participants’ knowledge of the history of anti-Blackness in the U.S. and provided guidance on how to become an anti-racist leader. Course videos (excluding participant discussions) will be available soon in the UC Learning Center.
Dr. Rogers-Ard’s final class will be a two-hour discussion, question and answer session. Participants will engage around anti-racism on a personal level — in a larger group and small breakout sessions. To encourage open dialogue, this session will not be recorded. It will take place Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Register now.
Additional courses in the Continuing the Conversation on Race series — produced by UCOP Learning and Development in partnership with Culture, Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion — will be announced this fall.
Further your understanding of racism and propel your development as an anti-racist leader by reviewing the following resources:
- Rachelle Rogers-Ard has compiled an Anti-Blackness resource list for UCOP, which includes books, videos and articles.
- The LinkedIn Learning Belonging and Inclusion collection, compiled by UCOP Learning and Development, features several courses around race, belonging and inclusion in the workplace. It includes the course Confronting Racism by “White Fragility” author Robin D’Angelo, who is referenced in Dr. Rachelle Rogers-Ard’s presentations.
- The Guide for Holding Conversations with Your Teams supports conversation facilitators in holding team conversations on race.
- A UC Berkeley presentation by author and educator Ibrahm X. Kendi on Belonging in practice: How to be an anti-racist
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Tags: anti-racism, Continuing the Conversation on race