Eli J. & Phyllis N. Segal Citizen Leadership Program

Segal Program Racial Justice & Antiracism Learning Community

Racial Justice Learning Community Event Flyer

We're excited to announce the expansion of our Segal Program Racial Justice & Antiracism Summit into an ongoing Racial Justice & Antiracism Learning Community. We kicked off the learning community with virtual, live sessions for all Fellows in 2021 with asynchronous learning and reflection opportunities to pursue on your own time in the fall/winter, early October reflection sessions, a 3-session fall anti-racism workshop series, and additional workshops, discussions, and affinity/caucus spaces. In 2022, we continue to offer all-learning-community sessions at least quarterly, offer affinity/caucus spaces for small group community and continued work, and offer asynchronous learning/reflection opportunities.

Quarterly Segal Racial Justice & Antiracism Learning Community Sessions

Summer 2022: Monday, August 8, 4-5pm ET online: "Can we just talk? Talking about race and racism with students during the COVID-19 pandemic"

The COVID-19 pandemic has occurred alongside the “twin” pandemic of societal structures reaching what could be considered a breaking point in race-based discrimination and violence in the United States. A study of two Brandeis undergrad courses conducted throughout this period of time points to the importance of teaching college students how to talk about race and racism in the classroom, and emphasizes the significance of centering these discussions in higher education.

Hear from Segal Staff Member and Heller Research Associate Zora Haque about the findings of the journal article and her role as co-author, and take part in group discussions that will connect her research to your own teaching and/or work with youth and your own ongoing conversations surrounding race and racism.

You can read the journal article "Can we just talk? Exploring discourses on race and racism among U.S. undergraduates during the COVID-19 pandemic" here.

Please register in advance online.

Spring 2022: Anti-Racist Action Planning Session: Moving from Theory to Action

See more here about our spring sessions.

Hear from CRED Consultant Emerald Anderson-Ford, on avoiding racial equity detours, and staying engaged in racial justice and antiracism work.

Learning Community Fireside Chat: On Tuesday, November 9th, Emerald Anderson-Ford, of CRED, hosted a fireside chat around measures of individual and daily accountability as we move along our journey of anti-racism. While there are no definitive answers on how to do the work of manti-racism, it is important for us to be intentional about our actions and choices on a daily basis. Check out our online RJAR LC resources for more details about what Emerald and Fellows shared during the session.
  1. Fall Workshops 

 

October-December: Fall Antiracism Workshops with Mikel Brand Oliver of Mpact Consulting 
  • Pursuing Antiracism Within Myself (October 2021)
  • Pursuing Antiracism with Others (work/community/beyond) (November 2021)
  • Pursuing Antiracism Systemically (December 2021)
  • Handouts, slides, and videos are available on our shared RJAR folder

Wish to join, but need to know how to engage?

We estimate that active LC participation will take at least 2 hours per month, on average 2-5 hours per month, between now and January 2021, with a new/ongoing phase taking shape in 2021. While not all Fellows will be able to participate in all offerings, the group expects that Fellows in the LC will have at least one active participation per month (whether in all-LC sessions, affinity/caucus groups, workshops, or asynchronous experiences). You can join us in the LC at any time that you're ready to start, and there are welcome materials that you can review at your own pace.

If you'd like to join us, you can register here for the learning community and can still watch the video or see the discussion notes from August's Kick Off sessions (contact Susie or Kyle for Fellow access). We also invite you to read/watch/reflect on the on-your-own time RJAR LC learning and reflection opportunities for August/September, which are available here. They include a brief (14-minute) required welcome/frameworks video from our Equity Consultant Emerald Anderson-Ford.
 
The fall is about building this LC community. If you'd like to join us, please:
  • Let us know which affinity/caucus groups you would like to join when you register for the LC. Our Affinity/Caucus Group Conveners are reaching out to Fellows in their groups.
  • Review the welcome/frameworks materials.
  • Join our general RJAR LC Slack Channel for communications/sharing across all LC members and/or request access to our shared RJAR LC folder, where you can access materials from past events, resources, and asynchronous reflection spaces.
  • Encourage other Segal Fellows to join this RJAR LC.