How to Be More than an Antiracist
Where do you perceive, or does data indicate, inequity in our school? How do we surface often hidden inequity? How do we begin addressing the complex and sensitive issues of power, privilege, equity, and racism as the intersect and reinforce other systems of oppression? How do we not only work to dismantle racism but also work to advance racial equity?
During this workshop, you will problem-pose with others a set of solutions that take us beyond what we are against to imagine what we are for. In this imaginative space, together we will dream of a world we would like to see on the other side of the racial justice struggle.
- Understand who holds privilege in our school and in society and who does not.
- Recognize the structures and systems within our school that promote inequity.
- Know strategies to tackle racism in order to address inequities, but also strategies of advancing racial justice.
“How to Be an Antiracist” Racial Justice Series is in continuation with a catalog of racial equity events offered by Steinhardt’s Office of Equity, Belonging, and Community Action. Its goal is to create community dialogue and opportunities for moral growth by bringing together various voices and critical perspectives on antiracism to reenergize and reshape our School’s evolving commitment to racial justice. In doing so, we hope to liberate new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. Instead of working with the policies and system we have in place, the series will ask us to think about how an antiracist society and school might look, and how we can play an active role in building it. This series of workshops promises to be an essential experience for anyone who wants to go beyond an awareness of racism to the next step of contributing to the formation of a truly just and equitable society.
The mission of the Steinhardt office of Equity, Belonging, and Community Action is to promote a climate, culture, and commitment to intersectional identities, anti-racism, cultural proficiency, equity, social justice, and sense of belonging all while advancing strategic Steinhardt activities in partnership with communities throughout NYC and beyond.
In honor of Black History Month, NYU Steinhardt hosts a series of events in February in collaboration with NYU departments and student organizations.