May Special Program - Racial Equity Institute Groundwater Training

When:  May 12, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  AFP NC, Cape Fear Region

Join us for a special training with the Racial Equity Institute. REI's Groundwater Training is limited to 100 participants and will take the place of our May Chapter Meeting.

In this virtual webinar, REI organizers will use stories and data to present a perspective that racism is fundamentally structural in nature. By examining characteristics of modern-day racial inequity, the presentation introduces participants to an analysis that most find immediately helpful and relevant. The Groundwater metaphor is designed to help practitioners at all levels internalize the reality that we live in a racially structured society, and that that is what causes racial inequity. The metaphor is based on three observations:

  1. racial inequity looks the same across systems,

  2. socio-economic difference does not explain the racial inequity; and,

  3. inequities are caused by systems, regardless of people’s culture or behavior.

Embracing these truths helps leaders confront the reality that all our systems, institutions, and outcomes emanate from the racial hierarchy, on which the United States was built. In other words, we have a “groundwater” problem, and we need “groundwater” solutions. Starting from there, we begin to unlock transformative change.

AFP Cape Fear Members: $50 Early Bird / $60 after April 23
Non-members: $60 Early Bird / $75 after April 23


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