July 2015 - About 90 representatives of Intertwine Allliance partner organizations, along with the entire Intertwine Alliance staff and an assortment of non-partner friends, participated in a daylong antiracism training on Thursday, July 16. Led by Crossroads Antiracism Organizing & Training, the workshop was a deep and thought-provoking look at the definition of culture, the dominant white culture in the U.S., the history and development of racism, and the cause and effects of institutionalized racism.
Participants had a chance to reflect on the progress and challenges of their own institutions' cultures and practices, and begin to imagine steps toward interrupting racist power dynamics.
The Intertwine Alliance is committed to equity and antiracism work, and to providing meaningful opportunities for its partner organizations to join together to effect change. The next training will be a Crossroads 2.5-day workshop going deeper into the history of racism and tools for transformation on Oct. 6-8. Stay tuned for details and registration info.