Racial Equity Institute Groundwater Training Scheduled for March 19

March 1, 2020 – Santa Fe College’s Office of Access and Inclusion is hosting the Racial Equity Institute’s “Measuring Racial Inequity: A Groundwater Approach” Friday, March 19, from 9 a.m.-noon online. This workshop is an interactive presentation on the nature and impact of structural racism and what it looks like across institutions. In the presentation, participants will 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. The Groundwater Approach teaches how to use data to measure the systemic impact of racism and to track institutional change. Participants must register in advance. The registration is free for SF employees, members of the community can register for an $89 fee.

There will also be a more immersive “Phase I” workshop held March 29-30, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. The Racial Equity Institute’s two-day Phase I training is designed to develop the capacity of participants to understand racism in its institutional and structural forms. Phase I builds the capacity of participants to identify the root causes of disparity and establish goals and strategies based on that deeper understanding. This two-day virtual workshop is free to SF faculty and staff, and available to the general public for $375.

For additional information, visit sfcollege.edu/access-inclusion/initiatives/rei-trainings.