welcome to introduction to antiracism practice!

This college-style course will run for fifteen weeks starting in the Spring of 2023 and cover salient topics relevant to antiracism, engage critically with seminal texts, and empower participants to put antiracist tools and processes into measurable action!

participants will learn about...

  • Historical overviews of how racism is constructed
  • How racism impacts their own lives and others
  • The language and discussions around (anti)racism
  • Tools and resources for action-oriented antiracist practice
  • How to take action in their own lives with an antiracist lens

course components

Format & Facilitation
This is a synchronous virtual course that will run for three hours (with scheduled breaks) once per week on Tuesdays beginning February 21, 2023.
Content & Assignments
Content and assignments will simulate an immersive learning experience of short readings, viewing and listening that will challenge participants to synthesize what they’re learning in brief weekly reflection responses.
No Exams, what?
This course is meant to enhance participant understanding of racism, antiracism and antiracist practice. There will be no written or oral exams in order to support a flexible and low-stress learning environment. Participants will be encouraged to submit two self-reflections throughout the course!
Capstone Project
Participants will put antiracist philosophies into practice through completion of their own capstone projects which will hone in on a specific process of antiracism.
Course Texts
Participants will engage with Black critiques, dialogues, and work on antiracism through texts by: Ijeoma Oluo, Layla F. Saad, Ibram X. Kendi, and Ruby Hamad to name a few.
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about the instructor

Julia Monica

Introduction to Antiracist Practice in its pilot semester will be taught by our very own Julia Monica. Julia brings her own lived experience as a queer, transracial Afro-latina adoptee living in the diaspora, years of higher ed. training, teaching experience, and community organizing and development in social justice to her background as the course’s inaugural instructor.

enrollment cost breakdown

standard fee

pay the full enrollment fee of $875

pay what you can

choose an amount to contribute based on ability to pay

full scholarship

receive a full scholarship based on ability to pay (limited availability per semester)

The full cost of this class is $875. This all-inclusive fee includes access to google classroom, all course materials, and a copy of Ibram X. Kendi’s, “How to Be An Antiracist.”

We offer a variety of payment options that best fits your circumstances. You can learn more about the different options and select your preferred tier when enrolling.

how to enroll

2023 Course Offerings

Program Dates: This course will meet every Tuesday on Zoom from 1 pm to 4 pm EST. Classes run from Tuesday, February 21, 2023, through May 30, 2023.

How to Enroll: Enrollment for the spring semester is now open. You can enroll online via the link below. Spring enrollment ends Friday, February 3rd.

 

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Program Dates: Classes run from September 12th through December 12th, 2023.

How to Enroll: Enrollment for the fall semester opens soon. You can join the waitlist for course enrollment via the link below.

 

Click here to join the waitlist

frequently asked questions

Q: What will the time commitment be?

A: Classes are once a week on Tuesdays from 1 pm to 4 pm EST. There are also required weekly assignments.

 

Q: What does the enrollment process look like?

A: You can register for either the Fall or Spring semester online via our Eventbrite page here. Additional details and syllabus will be emailed upon registration.

 

Q: What is the refund policy?

A: We understand that this work is a challenging commitment and that this course may not fit everyone! Should you need to opt-out of enrollment for this course, you are eligible for a full refund so long as you notify the instructor before the start of the second class. For the Spring 2023 term, the deadline for a refund is February 27, 2023.

 

Q: What happens if the class is sold-out?

A: This course will have a seating capacity of 25. You will be added to the waitlist if the course becomes full. If an opening to the course becomes available those waitlisted will be notified and enrolled in the order of the waitlist. You can join the waitlist for the fall semester here

 

Q: Where will the class take place?

A: This class is 100% online. Live class sessions are hosted on Zoom. Assignments and course content will be administered via Google Classroom.

 

Q: Do I get a certificate for course completion?

Yes! Upon finishing the course, you will receive 1 certificate of completion. At this time, the certificate is not accredited.

 

Q: Who do I contact if I have further questions?

A: Email info540westmain@gmail.com with any questions or comments regarding the class.