A class of nineteen community members completed an 2-Day Racial Equity Institute provided by the Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance on March 07 and 08, 2013. The venue was provided by Grand Valley State University's Meijer Campus.
"I wish all teachers and administrators could go through the Institute."
"By being more aware of the causes of racism that exist I can help inform others."
"I learned a lot about aversive racism (which I'd previously been unaware of) and how detrimental it can be."
"I was previously unaware of what the four dimensions of racism were."
"I thought I knew and understood racism. I don't! I have much more to learn."
"It is clear to me know that the structure of the world we live in can produce racially inequitable outcomes."
"I now understand that racism is a process that is mostly unconscious and unintentional, however, it affects the quality of life for people of color."
"I definitely feel anyone who is in a position of power should take this course and become aware."
"I knew racism existed, but didn't realize all the forms it takes."
"The Institute had good, practical hand outs for participants."
"I now have a greater understanding of the institutional and structural policies which lead to inequity."
Participant Actions Plans