Overcoming Racism Conference
Friday, October 28, 2016 8:00 AM

The Advocates for Human Rights is proud to co-sponsor the 8th annual Overcoming Racism Conference: Disrupt Racism as Usual organized by the Facilitating Racial Equity Collaborative (FREC).

October 28-29
Metropolitan State University
700 E. 7th St.
St. Paul, MN 55106

Too many people feel powerless and need specific ideas and encouragement to act. Some might get paralyzed by fear, equating “disrupting” with “violence.” This conference will empower you to understand how you can disrupt racism in ways that make sense in the context of your own life. It will give you concrete ways to disrupt racism in your community, your institutions and yourself.  It will provide the context of why we need to disrupt racism and inspiration for action.

You will have the opportunity to hear multiple perspectives on disrupting racism past and present, to learn about different approaches and tools for disrupting racism, and to connect with others working to transform organizations, institutions and communities.

At the conference, you will learn:

  • Understand why we need to disrupt racism; why disruption is not synonymous with physical violence; and how the white racial frame uses fear of violence as a barrier to action.
  • Know what it looks like to “disrupt” and what it requires of individuals and organizations.
  • Learn about the work that many individuals and organizations are doing right now in our community to disrupt racism as usual.
  • Practice different skills so that when “racism as usual” comes up in our daily lives, we can disrupt with confidence and be prepared for the inevitable push back.
  • Make connections with individuals and/or organizations at the conference who are working to disrupt racism as usual.
  • Be inspired to develop our own plans to disrupt racism as usual.

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