SF’s Access and Inclusion to host June 9 training: “Measuring Racial Inequity: A Groundwater Approach”

June 5, 2020 – Santa Fe College’s Office of Access and Inclusion is partnering with North Carolina’s Racial Equity Institute to host the virtual training, “Measuring Racial Inequity: A Groundwater Approach” Tuesday, June 9, from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. The training is free to SF employees and is also open to community members for $49.

This workshop is a presentation on the nature and impact of structural racism and what it looks like across institutions. We examine narratives around racial disproportionality and make use of compelling research data to illustrate the systemic nature of racism and the fallacy of typical explanations like poverty, education, social class, individual behavior or cultural attributes that often get associated with particular racial groups. Before addressing racial inequity or perceived acts of discrimination or oppression it is critical to understand what institutional racism looks like and the devastating impact it wields on our nation’s people, economy and social institutions. The Groundwater Approach teaches how to use data to measure the systemic impact of racism and to track institutional change.

SF employees can register for the workshop online. Anyone from outside the college can get additional information, or register, by visiting sfcollege.edu/access-inclusion/initiatives/rei-trainings.