course »Racial Equity and Accountability: Within Systems

Date: 6/16/2022, 12:00 pm—2:00 pm
County: Training Offerings
Sponsor: WestCoast Children’s Clinic
Phone: 510-269-9030
Everyone is impacted by the system of racism, and therefore has to tenaciously walk against that system. Individuals are impacted by structural racism, though the costs and consequences are significantly different, and our awareness of the system usually also differs greatly. Working for racial equity at the individual level often involves understanding the concepts, building the confidence and skills to work toward racial justice, and being accountable. Accountability is a keystone of racial equity work. Accountability refers to creating processes and systems that are designed to help individuals and groups to be held in check for their decisions and actions and for whether the work being done reflects and embodies racial justice principles. Accountability and racial equity work can happen on multiple systems: individual, organization, system and community. This training will review the impact of racial inequity on the lives of foster youth and ways that individuals can work to be accountable to the foster youth impacted by racial inequity.