The Dodge Anti-Racism Series

Learning to Applied Practice: Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression is a new anti-racism training series designed and led by Yancey Consulting in partnership with Dodge Foundation.  The series is a five-month collective journey designed to provide invaluable tools and a prioritized action plan to ground your organization’s understanding in anti-racism and anti-oppression concepts, build empathy, and relational bridges in order to catalyze your organization’s commitment to change into transformative action. 

Priority will be given to Dodge grantees but there are a limited number of spots open for non-grantees and community partners.

To participate, please contact Wendy at wliscow@grdodge.org or Judy at jkim@grdodge.org for the registration link.

Learning to Applied Practice Series FAQ

What topics will the series cover? The areas of learning include anti-racism, anti-oppression, structural racism, white supremacy, white fragility, power and privilege, intersectionality, ableism, equity, diversity, inclusion, and access.

What is expected of my organization to fully benefit from this experience?
You will first identify two to three team members from your organization who will commit to participating in this initiative. This group should include a leader from the staff and board with decision-making power and agency. We ask that you commit to active participation through discussions, reviewing resources that are provided, and reflecting deeply about personal and professional actions to benefit your organization.

What if my team has different levels of awareness around these topics?
We anticipate community partners will be at different levels of awareness and applied practice within their institutions. Yancey Consulting has created a questionnaire to help determine the appropriate learning-to-applied-practice journey for your team.

What is the timing of the sessions?
There are two, 2-hour sessions twice a month from November through March. All sessions, which take place via Zoom, will happen during the workday, from 12 to 2 p.m. or 3 to 5 p.m. EST Tuesday or Thursday. You will receive dates following registration. 

What is the time commitment?
We anticipate organizations will need at least six hours per month dedicated to the series, including four hours for the online sessions and two hours for teamwork/ assignments, or additional activities.

Is it expected that every team member attend every session?
We ask participants attend the entire series, though we recognize that the series requires a substantial time investment and we will record all sessions for review in case of an unavoidable absence.

How does my team get started?
We ask that your team designate one representative from your organization to fill out the questionnaire for your team. Once you confirm interest by registering with Yancey Consulting, they will guide you through this initiative with session information and resources to support your learning over the next five months.

When is the registration deadline?
We highly encourage grantees to register by the initial deadline of Oct. 9. As a Dodge grantee, your organization is receiving information about the series before registration opens to other New Jersey nonprofits on Oct.13 and closes on Oct. 26.