What is Racism?
How do we understand racism as complex and layered system that intersects with almost every aspect of our lives?
In this interactive workshop, we will examine the meanings of racism and how it manifests in different forms, influencing our mindsets, our practices, our policies, and our possibilities.
- Understand racism as a complex system with multiple manifestations that often take lives of their own
- Recognize how racism is rooted in larger systems of oppression that shape the assumptions we make about ourselves, others, and the world
- Understand the role of power as a vital force in determining how racism is expressed, who can express it, and how its consequences vary across groups
“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.