"If you have come here to help me you are wasting your time, but if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us walk together."
AS SEEN IN
Overcoming Racism provides high-impact race and equity professional development and consultation that aims to aid our partners in developing the capacity and orientation to equity that allows them to create institutions that dismantle systems of oppression that exist in their work and to improve the collective cultural competence of team members.
By affecting change via the governing philosophies, practices, systems, structures, and policies of an organization, organizations can acknowledge and celebrate the ethnically and culturally diverse backgrounds of all in service of an inclusive anti-racist environment that unapologetically demands equity and justice.
WHY WE EXIST
Racism and all other intersections of oppression shape opportunity and access in U.S. society. Everyday, people of marginalized groups will face the brutal realities of systemic oppression, stereotype threat, and micro-aggressions in their everyday pursuits. It is critical that we work together to dismantle these systems in service of equity and justice for all.
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The median wealth of white households ($171,000) is 10 times more than the median wealth of black households ($17,100)
Black, American Indian, and Alaska Native women are 2 to 3 times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than white women.
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Diversity and Inclusion Training
Through meaningful diversity, equity, and inclusion courses and training, Overcoming Racism brings innovative and actionable solutions to complex issues around racial equity. We envision a society that is free from exploitation, oppression, and division in which all people can thrive.
Anti-Racism Training for Enterprises and BusinessesOvercoming Racism works to provide high-impact development consulting to professionals that centers on dismantling racism. Our aim is to facilitate the goals of our partners in growing and maintaining organizations that not only dismantle systems of oppression but also improve the cultural competence of their team members. We offer a range of services that support and influence change in the workplace or in any organizational setting. These changes will impact the following aspects of any organization that wants to cultivate an environment of racial equity:
Why Diversity and Inclusion Training Are VitalRacism and all forms of oppression hinder access and opportunity for millions of people throughout the neighborhoods and communities of the United States. Every day, marginalized people are challenged and threatened by microaggressions, stereotyping, profiling, and other unjust realities of systemic oppression. Racism doesn't just harm members of marginalized communities. Attempts to uphold racial inequalities have stifled progress that would benefit everyone in our communities, our workplaces and our schools. The only way that justice will truly be attained in American society is to dismantle the stereotypes, ingrained injustices, and discriminatory policies that feed underlying disadvantages not only in the workplace but also throughout public institutions of all types. Overcoming Racism works for positive change in service of justice and equity for all.
Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Courses and ServicesBuilding sustainable change by centering on marginalized populations is something that we at Overcoming Racism are passionately dedicated to, and we are committed to sharing that passion with organizations of every scope. The need for collaboration in order to achieve racial equity is omnipresent, and we support individuals and organizations as they further their endeavors in reaching that equity. Our diversity, equity, and inclusion courses and services are based on the idea that people can and do change systems. All people have the power to change even the deepest-rooted forms of bigotry, prejudice, racism, and discrimination, and our services exist to help organizations bring people together and tear down the walls of racism.
Executive Coaching with Diversity and Inclusion TrainingOur teams work with several types of groups, including the following:
- Political organizations
- Business enterprises
- Community groups
Intensive Workshops for Anti-Racism TrainingWe call our workshops “intensives” because they are interactive and elicits passionate engagement from those who participate in them. We offer an introductory workshop that can be delivered virtually in two four-hour (half-day) installments or in person over eight hours (full-day) with a minimum initial engagement of eight hours. These intensives focus on the systemic causes of inequity and are geared to help participants identify causes of and solutions to inequity in their own environments. These environments can include:
- Educational facilities
- Medical facilities
- Performing arts environments
- Public service buildings
- Workplaces in any industry or niche
- Government jurisdictions
- Nonprofit organizations
- Athletic organizations
Diversity and Inclusion Training Consulting ServicesWhen organizations enlist our consulting services, we help them develop strategic plans around inclusion and equity. In addition, we support administrations, boards, and leaders as they deepen their understanding of inequity. We do this by launching affinity groups and providing instruction on creating more inclusive environments. Overcoming Racism is leading the way by offering a series of consulting support services like these that are specifically designed to help organizations move from anti-racism theory to practice. Our consulting is project-based after initial discovery which might be hourly based, and again, they can be customized to meet the needs of those who will receive the services.
Equity Needs AssessmentsWe offer our partners equity needs assessments with three main components:
- Initial survey
- Stakeholder interviews
- Data analysis