Dear Anti-racist Abolitionist,
This training is designed to provide a foundation for lifelong learning and collaboration around the subject of anti-racism. Institutional racism is a 400+ year old system and structure and impossible to fully comprehend with just the 9 hours of material provided and accompanying discussions. Thusly, this packet is to help you gain a general understanding of the principles of anti-racism and establish a shared vocabulary and framework for Round House's ongoing efforts towards equity. This is NOT a comprehensive learning, only a sampling. It is also important to note that much of this learning is centered on anti-blackness. The history of racism in this country (which affects all racially oppressed and targeted groups) stems from this country’s history of anti-blackness. To start to understand how to become anti-racist, one must have an understanding of anti-blackness, as much of the system of racism is built on anti-blackness ideology.
We hope this packet will inspire you to dive deeper into unpacking and relearning, so that you can be an active part of Round House's endeavor to become more and more anti-racist.
Learning starts where knowledge ends.
We hope this information will lead you to anti-racist ideas and action.
The journey of this work for Round House will only move as fast as the slowest absorber of this information moves. We hope that your learning will move at a pace that supports this organization and the people it desires to include. To that end, you are free to progress through this self-guided curriculum at whatever pace suits you, but the facilitated discussions on the material will be broken up over multiple all-staff EDIA meetings.
Anti-racism is an ACT OF LOVE. We are showing love to people who have never been loved by this country.
We welcome you to do the work and be a part of the anti-racist community and initiatives.
--Michael J. Bobbitt
⏳Grand Total: 8hr 46min 52 sec