Dismantling Racism Resources
The growing diversity of American communities has inspired public discourse about racism and oppression. Since the 1980s, a number of non-profit organizations across the United States have developed innovative training programs to address the transformation of race relations. Although every method approaches racial issues and solutions differently, collectively these programs offer many successful examples of changing people’s attitudes and behaviors, cross-cultural relationships, and social institutions and policies.
Challenging oneself to be immersed in a training environment focused on expanding our understanding of the role of race in our society is a rare and healthy impulse. It is important to recognize that no single solution exists to the complex, deep-rooted problems of racial and ethnic oppression. Each program listed below offers a unique and compelling approach. Any program one chooses to participate in is just the first step in an enduring commitment to racial equity and inclusion.
Intensive Leadership Facilitator Training:
Theater of the Oppressed:
Excerpt from a brief biography of Augusto Boal
by Doug Paterson
Excerpt from Games For Actors And Non-actors
by Augusto Boal, translated by Adrian Jackson