Crossroads - Anti-racism Training

August 27, 2018

Our Leaders for Equity Anti-Racism & Reparations Now (LEARN) Committee, established to support the cultural competency professional development objectives of the new Title V Hispanic Serving Institution Flexible Learners grant, Student-Ready: Degree Completion for the Flexible Learner, would like to share some exciting news with you.  After nearly a year of careful searching and planning, we will bring a series of anti-racism workshops to campus.  Up until this point, the focus of our campus equity training has been in celebration of diversity. While this is important, diversity training does not get to the heart of the structural basis of racism.  In order to make the cultural shifts necessary to address the long history of structural racism in our educational system and at SBCC, we must ask our colleagues to dig deep and do the hard work of facing our personal and institutional inequities.  

We know that we will be in the right hands.  We are working with an organization called Crossroads Antiracism Organizing and Training.  Approximately 35 of us participated in an introductory Crossroads workshop facilitated at our May Affective Learning Institute (ALI) Conference.  This introduction to Crossroads demonstrated their new and valuable approach and left almost everyone ready for the next level of anti-racism training.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR CROSSROADS ANTIRACISM TRAINING (link active when accepting applications)

We have a well-developed plan for the coming year.  We will host a series of three workshops at SBCC facilitated by Crossroads

Workshop #1 Understanding and Analyzing Systemic Racism (2.5 days)

Compensation for full and part time credit faculty participants:  $490.54 (8.5 hours) stipend plus 9.5 hours of FLEX time for participation in the full workshop and completing evaluation surveys.

  • November 8 3:30-8:00 PM
  • November 9, 9:00-4:30
  • November 10, 9:00-3:30

Workshop #2 Capacity Building Session on Internalization and the Practice of Race Based Caucusing (2 days)

Compensation for full and part time credit faculty participants: $485.37 stipends (plus four hours FLEX credit for full-time faculty only.  Part-time faculty cannot accumulate FLEX time during Intersession according to California State policy).

  • January 10, 9:00-3:30
  • January 11, 9:00-3:30

Workshop #3 Strategic Interventions to Dismantle Institutional Racism (1.5 days)

Compensation for full and part time credit faculty participants:  $485.37 stipend plus 1.5 hours FLEX time for participation in the full workshop and completing evaluation surveys.

  • February 28, 4:00-8:00
  • March 1, 9:00-3:30

If you would like to participate in the Crossroads trainings, you must commit to the first two workshops (the third workshop is optional).  Full-time participation in the 2.5 days is necessary in order to build a complete foundation for all participants. If you are able to only attend the first workshop, please indicate this on the application and you will be given a spot if the workshops do not fill.  It is not possible to only attend the second workshop.

While the grant that is funding the workshops is meant to support faculty professional development, there will also be spots for LEARN Committee members, ALI graduates, and other campus leaders.   We hope to accommodate everyone who applies, but if the response is greater than space allows (45-50 people), participants will be selected to create a balanced cohort.

Please contact Elizabeth Imhof if you have any questions and we hope to see you at the workshops!