We can continue to address the symptoms of educational inequity we can address the cause, systemic racism.
ABOUT OVERCOMING RACISM
Overcoming Racism seeks to build more equitable institutions, through comprehensive race and equity training. With a primary focus on education, Overcoming Racism equips educators with the tools to build culturally responsive schools and classrooms, that promote the development of the next generation of anti-racist agents of change.
WORK ON YOURSELF
Break The Cycle of Socialization
WORK WITH OTHERS
Enter the Cycle of Liberation
What We oFFER
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Anti-Racism Workshop (Open to the Public)
Friday, August 25th - Saturday 26th 9:00AM - 4:30PM
Recent studies from Forbes, Harvard Business School and McKinsey, have the business world buzzing about diversity. The findings of these studies cite, that diverse organizations are more innovative and grow faster, earn more, and are better at problem solving.
The question is, once you have managed to hire a diverse staff, how do you get the most from your diversity?
Getting a bunch of different people in a room together is not in itself magical, creating an environment that cultivates and affirms all of those people’s differences is where the magic starts.
Overcoming Racism’s tip for building an equitable work environment is to invest in equity, not equity like your bottom line (all businesses do that), but equity as in cultivating an environment and climate where all of your partners, employees and clients feel SEEN, HEARD, and VALUED.
Message from the founder
FOUNDER, MATTHEW KINCAID
I attended my first anti-racism workshop when I was fourteen years old. At the time I did not realize how profound of an impact it would have on my life.
For me studying anti-racism has answered a lot of questions, primarily the question of difference. Since the founding of this country, which has grown to be notably diverse, we have struggled with what to do with difference. How do we view our differences as an asset, instead of something to ignore or fear. In leading race and equity workshops for over fifteen years, I have found that our fear of embracing differences often paralyzes our ability to have productive working and social relationships with people who are different than us. I founded Overcoming Racism because through my race and equity work I have been able to envision a world where our differences do not divide us, they don’t limit the potential of some, or enhance the potential of others, they don’t cause us to fear or distrust... (Continued on next slide)