Dominican Sisters Anti-Racism Team members singing during their 2015 tenth anniversary celebration

Dominican Sisters Anti-Racism Team members singing during their 2015 tenth anniversary celebration

March 3-5 Event Open to Public

Do you want to understand the historical roots of racism in the U.S? Have you ever wondered how racism affects people of color and white people, or what is the difference between personal prejudice and structural racism?

You can learn all of this and more by participating in “Analyzing and Understanding Systemic Racism,” a workshop hosted by the Springfield Dominicans at Sacred Heart Convent Thursday, March 3-Saturday, March 5, 2016.

The workshop is sponsored by the Springfield Coalition on Dismantling Racism (SCoDR) and presented by the Chicago-based Crossroads Anti-Racism Organizing and Training. Early bird registration is open through February 17. The $250 fee includes all workshop materials, snacks and two noon meals. After February 17 registration is $275.

Further information is available in this flyer or by contacting John Record at jrecord29@gmail.com or 217-414-1772.

“We are pleased to partner with the Springfield Coalition on Dismantling Racism in this effort to raise awareness and sharpen the skills of anyone who is committed to more deeply understanding racism and transforming the world in which we live,” said Sister Marcelline Koch, OP. She is a member of the SCoDR Leadership Team and the justice promoter for the Dominicans, who have been leaders in the work of dismantling racism in their own institutions since 2004.


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