Welcome to the January 2016 Undoing Racism Workshop!

Thank you for your commitment to undoing racism. The Undoing Racism Workshop has been developed and will be presented by the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond. Through dialogue, reflection, role-playing, strategic planning and presentations, this workshop challenges participants to analyze power structures and privilege that hinder social equity and prepares them to be effective organizers for justice. Workshop trainers will be from a team that includes more than 40 men and women with years of experience organizing with grassroots communities for civil, labor, and welfare rights, social service and health reform.

Our trainings are strategically balanced by race, gender and age to achieve the workshop goals. We also make a sincere effort to meet participant requirements, including diet, access and childcare. So we will ask you for that information as part of registration. Dress comfortably. Bring a pen and paper for notes. Trainings are limited to 40 participants. If your circumstances change so that you cannot join us, let us know as soon as possible so that we can invite participants on the waiting list.

Thursday, January 7, 2016 6:00p to 9:00p
Friday, January 8, 2016 9:00a to 5:00p
Saturday, January 9, 2016 9:00a to 3:00p

To keep these workshops accessible and sustainable we have set a fee structure for participants:
Institutional Staff: $400
Nonprofit Staff: $300
Students, seniors, and community-based participants: $200

To register and pay by check or request a scholarship, please fill out this form.
To register using a credit card, fill out this form.

Training Updates:
Trainers scheduled for this training are Ron Chisom, Charlotte Caples, Sylvia Ledesma, and Renee Corrigan. Ron Chisom is a co-founder of the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond. He has organized workers and poor people through the South for over 35 years. Charlotte Caples is a consultant developing leaders and organizations through a transformational process of change to achieve equity. Sylvia Ledesma grew up in Austin and was an original founder of PODER: People Organized in Defense of Earth and her Resources. She now lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Renee Corrigan came to New Orleans as a volunteer to address the destruction of Hurricane Katrina. She has made New Orleans her home and organizes around issues of fair housing, domestic violence and racial equity. Welcome trainers!

The January training will be hosted by the Wildflower Unitarian Universalist Congregation:
(Faith Presbyterian Church)
1314 E. Oltorf Street
Austin, Texas 78704

Please join your fellow training participants for a debrief and follow-up conversation on the work to undo racism in our institutions and community:

Wednesday, January 13
6:30 to 8:30 pm
City of Austin Learning and Research Center
2800 Spirit of Texas Drive
Austin, Texas 78719

If you have any questions or need an invoice, please contact UndoingRacismAustin(at)gmail.com. We will get back with you as quickly as possible.