Send ARC Facilitators to Facing Race National Conference
Organized by: Anti-Racism Collaborative
The Anti-Racism Collaborative is an organization dedicated to creating communities who are able to support and hold movement work. ARC blends the pedagogical approaches to racial justice learning and practice found in affinity, intersectional, and multi-cultural models to create pathways return to community that treasures authentic engagement across difference and prescriptive learning for the self.
Honoring the diverse lived experiences relating to systemic racism present in any mixed group, ARC employs an adaptive affinity group model for working skillfully amidst difference. By working together to facilitate group learning in a racially mixed class, ARC facilitators deeply respect the role of identity-based affinity groups when this may prove more productive. Our facilitators aim to maximize both personal safety and collective learning by balancing mixed and affinity group work in alternation and combination. In order to do this important work, ARC believes in strengthening our professional development as to provide the best resources to our community.
This coming November, Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation will hold the 2016 Facing Race National Conference. Facing Race is the largest multiracial, intergenerational gathering for organizers, educators, and creatives in the country. The conference will come to Atlanta, GA on November 10-12––just one week after the presidential election, giving attendees a unique opportunity to strategize and organize around issues key to our communities post-election. If you are able, we ask you to please support our staff in donating whatever you can to assist our team with airfare, registration, and accommodation fees. We deeply appreciate your support in the movement.