The Racial Equity Workshop is a two-day, intensive training that helps to provide a race analysis, historical and contextual factors for race, and a foundational vocabulary. This workshop also connects the dots between the origins of race in the early construction of America to today’s current systemic racial inequities across our nation.
The Racial Equity Institute (R.E.I.) provides trainers from Greensboro, NC to facilitate the Racial Equity workshops in Charlotte for RMJJ. The R.E.I. trainers are highly-skilled organizers who travel across the country offering this racial analysis.
Racial Equity workshops are scheduled monthly throughout the year. Each workshop averages 40 multidisciplinary attendees that represent everyday citizens, community and faith leaders, and representatives from systems such as Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS), Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD), Department of Social Services (DSS)/Youth and Family Services (YFS), North Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice, University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC), Council for Children’s Rights (CFCR), Guardian Ad Litem, District Attorney’s Office, Clerk’s Office and the Mecklenburg County Courts.
From 2013-2015, RMJJ has held 52 workshops and trained over 1,585 individuals in the Racial Equity race analysis. If you haven’t attended this two-day, intensive training and are interested, please see the Calendar for upcoming workshop dates.