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Full Undoing Racism Using People's Institute Model

Posted March 24, 2022, 11:30 AM. Updated March 30, 2022, 9:35 AM.

Anti-Racism Training through the Anti-Racism Training Institute of the Southwest (ARTI)

This three-day intensive workshop delves deeper into the concepts presented in the Introduction to Undoing Racism Using People’s Institute Model Workshop, as well as introduces additional areas that will challenge participants to analyze the structures of power and privilege that hinder social equity and prepare them to be effective organizers for justice.  

Through dialogue, reflection, role-playing, strategic planning, and presentations workshop participants will:

  • Analyze class, power, and institutional/individual relationships to and within communities.
  • Develop a common language and analysis for examining racism in the United States.
  • Develop a common definition of racism and an understanding of its different forms: individual, institutional, linguistic, and cultural.
  • Understand how all of us, including white people, are adversely impacted by racism every day, everywhere;
  • Address surface assumptions about how your work is (or is not) affected by racism;
  • Gain knowledge about how to be more effective and humanistic in the work you do - in your school or department, organizations you’re a part of, with your community;
  • Develop awareness and understanding about how racism is manifesting in people’s lives and work, and how to begin to organize to Undoing Racism® (these are from the Intro workshop) 
    • Understand one’s own connection to institutional racism and its impact on his/her/their work.
    • Understand why people are poor and the role of institutions in exacerbating institutional racism, particularly for people and communities of color.
    • Understand the historical context for how racial classifications in the United States came to be and how and why they are maintained., Understand the historical context for how U.S. institutions came to be and who they have been designed to serve.  (these are new concepts) 


Open to all APS staff, however this is an intensive, higher-level course, so it is recommended to have completed Community Conversations and Introduction to Undoing Racism Using People’s Institute Model Workshop prior or other equity/anti-racism work at the intermediate level.  Schools can also invite parents and community members to participate.


Dates are currently TBA