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Course Description

In an effort to offer more in-depth learning opportunities about racial equity, OLLI at Duke is partnering with Organizing Against Racism (OAR) Durham to offer the Racial Equity Institute (REI)’s Phase I Workshop. Thanks to the support of the Lynne Blake Fund, OLLI members can participate in REI workshops hosted by OAR Durham for the reduced price of $150, a 40% discount off the $375 registration fee. OLLI will offer this same two-day workshop three times throughout this term.

Workshops run from 9 am-5 pm on both days with multiple breaks, including a 60-minute lunch. Members can register now for REI’s Phase I Workshop for any of the following dates:

  • Course ID 3375 Section 004: May 2-3
  • Course ID 3375 Section 005: June 2-3 
  • Course ID 3375 Section 006: July 11-12
  • Course ID 3375 Section 007: August 4-5
  • Course ID 3375 Section 008: Sept 11-12 

You must be an OLLI member to register and receive this special price. OLLI members who sign up will join a group of participants who enroll from across the country. Thanks to OLLI instructor Cathy Rimer-Surles and Communities in Partnership Executive Director Camryn Smith, Co-Chairs of OAR Durham, for facilitating this partnership.

From the REI website (https://www.racialequityinstitute.com/ourservices):

“REI’s two-day Phase 1 training is designed to develop the capacity of participants to better understand racism in its institutional and structural forms. Moving away from a focus on personal bigotry and bias, this workshop presents a historical, cultural, and structural analysis of racism. Topics covered include our fish/lake/groundwater analysis of structural racism; understanding and controlling implicit bias; race, poverty, and place; markedness theory; institutional power arrangements and power brokers; the importance of definitions of race and racism; history and legacy of race in American economic and policy development; racial identity and its interaction with institutional culture. Participants are likely to leave the training with a clearer understanding of how institutions and systems are producing unjust and inequitable outcomes and better equipped to begin to work for change.”

“The racial equity training REI provides is unique. It does not accuse. It lightens. It does not ask for guilt, but rather understanding. It imparts hard truths that could easily drive participants away, but instead and find them leaning in to learn more, perhaps this is because rather than focusing on individual bigotry and bias the training presents the systemic foundation of racism. It explains how racism is a result of decisions made centuries ago that created ripple effects still felt today.”

-Christine McTaggert, Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina

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Section Title
Racial Equity Institute’s Phase I Workshop
Type
Online - Zoom
Days
M, T
Time
9:00AM to 5:00PM
Dates
Jul 11, 2022 to Jul 12, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
16.0
Delivery Options
Virtual Classroom  
Course Fees
Section Notes
The workshop runs from 9 am to 5 pm, with multiple breaks including a lunch break (45-60 minutes).
Section Title
Racial Equity Institute’s Phase I Workshop
Type
Online - Zoom
Days
Th, F
Time
9:00AM to 5:00PM
Dates
Aug 04, 2022 to Aug 05, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
16.0
Delivery Options
Virtual Classroom  
Course Fees
Section Notes
The workshop runs from 9 am to 5 pm, with multiple breaks including a lunch break (45-60 minutes).
Section Title
Racial Equity Institute’s Phase I Workshop
Type
Online - Zoom
Days
M, T
Time
9:00AM to 5:00PM
Dates
Sep 12, 2022 to Sep 13, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
16.0
Delivery Options
Virtual Classroom  
Course Fees
Section Notes
The workshop runs from 9 am to 5 pm, with multiple breaks including a lunch break (45-60 minutes).