CCORR Training Events

Oppression—and in particular, racism—is not only a matter of individual prejudice but a systemic, institutional problem of power that requires structural intervention to dismantle.  This understanding is foundational to the next training hosted by the New York Annual Conference Commission on Religion and Race (CCORR). 

The *Introduction to Systemic Racism workshop (held virtually on June 7-8, 2022 and limited to 40 attendees) is designed to help NYAC clergy, laity, Conference staff, and leadership understand the institutional nature of racism and the role organizations play in the equation. 

Join us to:

  • What systemic racism is and what is its relationship to white dominant culture in the USA. 
  • Explore how the values of white dominant culture operating through US institutions replicate patterns of intersectional oppression that advantage white people disproportionately and that harm people of color regardless of intentions. 
  • Learn how institutional practices and norms upheld (often in unintentional ways) uphold and encourage systemic racism. 
  • Unpack what the long-term strategic work of dismantling institutional practices that uphold systemic racism requires for institutions and people.
  • Gain shared language and frameworks needed to grapple with the unwitting legitimization of systemic

  • Aquire the understanding needed to commit to the work of dismantling racism and cultivate an anti-racist culture in your institutions. 
  • Create a strategic methodology that can help you organize the work of dismantling racism in the institutions in which they are invested.

To ensure an environment that is conducive to interactivity and full engagement, Introduction to Systemic Racism is available to the first 40 registrants.

The course will take place over seven hours: 5 contact hours of facilitation and participant interaction plus 2 hours of down time for breaks and lunch. The workshop divided is divided into two segments, taking place over two days -- two morning sessions of approximately three hours. 

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DATES: Tuesday and Wednesday, June 7-8

TIME: Cohort 1 - Begins 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

The registration deadline is one week prior to the event. You must be present throughout the entire class to receive credit for the training.

*This course fulfills the NYAC requirement for anti-racism education for all Clergy, Lay Pastors, members of a District Committee on Ordination Ministry, BOOM, Conference Staff, all Conference and District level positions, Lay Leaders (district and local), Lay Servants and Lay Ministries, Staff Parish Relations Committee Chair, and all candidates for ministry to participate in training that addresses the on-going challenge of racism.