Training

Leading your community in anti-oppression work requires that you and your fellow leaders dig into your work towards liberation and justice. Justice and Faith Collective offers two training tracks to equip you.

Intro to Antiracist Teaching

This 90-minute training session explores race and racism, layers of perspective, power, theological foundations for antiracism work, and practical tips for antiracist teaching. Designed for clergy, staff, and volunteers. Anyone helping to lead the courses you plan to offer would benefit greatly from taking this course.

Foundations for Antiracism Cohort

A 6-week training network that provides ongoing education, relationship development, and accountability for those leading antiracism work. By building community and developing relationships with those using our curriculum, we will counter the dominant consumptive capitalism model through a non-transactional experience. Get support as you grow and learn together by reflecting, exploring your relationship with privilege and power, develop the will to act, and work on identifying and eliminating inequity in your communities. It will be a brave place to ask questions, a place to recover historical memory and practice de-ideologizing their everyday experience. Develop your lens of antiracism to use in any teaching opportunity. Our goal is to equip you to threaten inequity and create a beloved community. Just as we, the leaders of Justice and Faith Collective, strive to use our privilege and power for good, while also dismantling privilege and inequitable distributions of power, we will ask our network members to do this same work.

The Justice and Faith Collective training cohort will meet weekly for six 90-minute sessions. The first Cohort uses both Liberation Psychology and Liberation Theology as a foundation for leading antiracism work within a community. Liberation Cohort ONE will be offered in the fall. Subsequent cohorts will be offered in the winter and spring.