become a community leader in antiracist facilitation

take part in a virtual 8-week training program and learn best practices to facilitate antiracism classes and workshops designed by 540WMain. Participants gain the skills necessary to become long-term community stewards with a strong dedication to dismantling white supremacy. This year’s application period is closed. Thank you to all who applied. The next fellowship program will run in Spring/Summer of 2023.

fellowship details


mentorship from a highly-skilled and diverse group of community antiracism leaders


gain hands-on experience in a year long training program

community stewardship

learn the skills necessary to become long-term community stewards of antiracism

dialogue strategies

become skilled in the facilitation of equitable dialogue


discover how to facilitate in a culturally responsive way


graduated fellows will receive a certificate in antiracism facilitation

summer 2021 program information

The Antiracism Facilitator Fellow will be committed to dismantling racism in their community on both a personal and professional level. Prospective fellows should be prepared to engage in and facilitate difficult dialogue as it relates to race, class, identity, intersectionality, and white supremacy. 

Program Dates: The 2021 training will take place from July 6 – August 23, 2021 followed by mandatory training once a month until July 2022. 

Apply: The 2021 program application is now closed. We will be running this fellowship again in 2023 – to stay up-to-date on when the next application period launches, please join our mailing list at the bottom of this webpage.

tuition & eligibility

standard tuition

pay the full tuition amount of $500 or pay your own and fund someone else's ($501+)

partial scholarship

choose an amount to contribute based on ability to pay

full scholarship

receive a full scholarship based on ability to pay or apply for corporate sponsorship


We offer a variety of payment options to applicants for which the program cost may be prohibitive. We trust you to select the option that best fits your circumstances. Your selection may be based on your ability to pay, a want to support our purpose, or what you feel is equitable.

You can learn more about the different tuition options and select your preferred tier when applying.


Applicants must meet the following requirements:

We kindly ask that if you are unable to fully commit to any component of the program, please do not apply.

corporate sponsorship

Interested organizations and companies may sponsor their team members' tuition to attend this program, pending the applicant's acceptance. If you are a place of employment looking to cover the cost of a fellow's tuition, the employer and fellow must fill out our pledge form.

become a corporate sponsor

Your sponsored applicant will receive extensive training in antiracism facilitation and dialogue. Please let us know how your organization will foster this in the long-term by filling out the pledge form below.

The cost of attendance for accepted fellows is $500. Fellowship applicants must also fill out the pledge form stating their organization will cover the full cost of tuition, with acknowledgment that they will undergo the same application process as all other applicants.

meet the committee

Elizabeth Nicolas

Black Amethyst, LLC

Dr. Taj Smith

RIT's Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Dr. Tomicka Wagstaff

RIT's Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Marcella Lambrecht

University of Rochester, Warner School of Education

Paola Betchart

Environmental Anthropologist and Entrepreneur

Dr. Natasha Chen Christensen

Monroe Community College